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Dr. Jeff Liker and The Toyota Way

The Lean Solutions Podcast

In this episode, I interview Dr. Jeff Liker about The Toyota Way 2nd Edition which was recently published.  We talk about sustainment of continuous improvement initiatives, specifically, CONTROL vs. LEARNING environments.  We also discuss how Dr. Liker is using virtual reality to teach The Toyota Way in 2021.    --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leansolutions/support

56mins

16 Mar 2021

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Jeff Liker on the Second Edition of "The Toyota Way"

Lean Blog Interviews

Author of the newly-updated book, available now.  Show notes and more: http://www.leanblog.org/400 Wow, 400 Episodes!! 400 episodes in roughly 15.5 years… that's about 800 weeks, or one episode every two weeks, on average, over that time. Thanks again to the late Norm Bodek for the idea to get this podcast started, as I talk about in this memorial video. Thanks to everybody who has listened or participated as a guest!! My guest for Episode #400 is Jeffrey Liker, the retired University of Michigan professor who has recently released the second updated and revised version of his seminal book The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer. The new edition has more examples from the service sector, including healthcare, and it incorporates “Toyota Kata” approaches (and he credits his former student Mike Rother). Today, we talk about why he wrote a new edition and what he's learned since the publication of the original back in 2004. We talk about combining the perspectives of industrial engineering and sociology — the mechanistic vs. the organic views of a system like Lean/TPS. What is “coercive bureaucracy” vs. “enabling bureaucracy”? What's the difference between “being Toyota” and “emulating Toyota”? We also learn a little bit about the musical instrument that Jeff has started playing again. We need to form a Lean band! Maybe not. The podcast is sponsored by Stiles Associates, now in their 30th year of business. They are the go-to Lean recruiting firm serving the manufacturing, private equity and healthcare industries. Learn more. This podcast is part of the #LeanCommunicators network.  Jeff was previously a guest on episodes 3, 4, 37, 39, 41, and 111

1hr 7mins

11 Feb 2021

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GA 357 | Revisiting The Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership

This week's guest is Dr. Jeffrey Liker. Jeff explained why he released a second edition of his bestselling book, The Toyota Way. Jeff and Ron also discussed scientific thinking and its relationship to other lean tools like 5S, Hoshin Kanri, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn:  Jeff's background (4:17) Why Jeff wrote the second edition (12:59) The structure of the 4P model (18:54) Whether or not you should start with the first edition (23:07) Why Japanese culture lends itself to scientific thinking (24:37) Learning scientific thinking (27:34) An anecdote about deliberate practice (33:19) The relationship between 5S and scientific thinking (39:09) Why Jeff added Hoshin Kanri to the second edition (45:30)Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Audible.com The Toyota Way 2nd Edition Jeff on LinkedInSubscribe & Never Miss New Episodes!Click to Subscribe in iTunesIf you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone. The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app. NEW! You can now follow the podcast on Spotify here. You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly.What Do You Think?How do scientific thinking and other lean tools work well together?

52mins

4 Feb 2021

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Diving Deeper into the Toyota Way: A Podcast with Jeff Liker

WLEI - Lean Enterprise Institute's Podcast

Professor Jeffrey Liker’s The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From the World’s Greatest Manufacturer has proved to be one of the most influential books of the lean movement—and beyond. Last month he published a revised second edition of this classic resource, bringing new thinking and context to his explanation of what makes this system so dynamic and enduring. Liker explains his emphasis on what scholar Takahiro Fujimoto calls its “superior evolutionary learning capability,” providing more grit and clarity on topics such as its organic (not mechanistic) nature. Listen to him discuss these topics with LEI Senior Editor Tom Ehrenfeld in this new edition of the WLEI podcast. You can download a PDF of the transcript at https://www.lean.org/Search/Documents/600.pdf

43mins

25 Jan 2021

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#4 Discovering the Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

Enterprise Excellence Podcast with Brad Jeavons

IntroductionI am so honoured to be talking with Professor Jeff Liker in this episode. Jeff is a Professor at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the International Best Seller "The Toyota Way". Jeff has won 13 Shingo prizes throughout his career and was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame in 2012 and into the Shingo Academy in 2016. SummaryIn this episode Jeff shares his journey into the world of organisational improvement. He discusses his  approach to leadership and coaching to help people grow and develop. Jeff talks about the learning cycle and describes how to set someone a greater challenge or goal to move towards. He believes that better solutions that are achieved through an iterative learning approach rather than the typical solution based approach. This leads to ownership, commitment and energy for individuals. We also discuss PDCA thinking approaches to achieving this journey. Jeff believes that leaders must do the hard work, practice skills and capability at developing others, become the competent teacher, and then hand the keys of the car over to their students. Quotes10:52 So, there's a very strong belief that you have to deeply grasp the current condition and the reality and study it without bias and understand it, because that's your starting point. So, you have the challenge, which is where you want to be, and you have the starting point. 13:33 Any company anywhere, any organization anywhere, needs to set and achieve goals, if you don't have any goals, and there's nothing really to work on, right. So, you have to want to do something, you want to accomplish something. 15:50 So, you want to create ownership among the stakeholders, the people that control that part of the business you want them to not only buy in, but also manage the process. And managing the process means developing people in every position, who do their jobs well, and are thinking of better ways you approach any challenge with an open mind with enthusiasm. And with a belief that you can conquer the challenge. If you work hard enough and think hard enough.18:06 So the idea that Mike Rother has with Toyota Kata, which is practicing that PDCA process is that you take something like PDCA that you might do in a day, or in a few days, or in a Kaizen event for a week, and then stretching it out over time. And he recommends spending about 20 minutes a day on it, which is the maximum time that somebody can take into information.27:57 To really be good at lean you have to go to Gemba and learn just like anybody else. And then you need to become a teacher. And your job is not to be the boss who has all the ideas, but to develop a set of students who have the ideas and push you. So, you have to learn to be a teacher, which is a different skill set to compared to learning to deploy methods and tools. And you have to have patience and humbleness that you're willing to hand the keys to the car over to the student and let them drive.Keywordschallenge, starting point, manage, conquer, accomplish, characteristic, grasp, work, current condition, goals, bias, ownership, belief, process, enthusiasm, very strong belief, business, buy, stakeholders, organizationLinksJeff can be found on: https://liker.engin.umich.eduJeff's book "Toyota Way" can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Culture-Heart-Soul-Way/dp/0071492178

29mins

21 Sep 2020

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Tapping Technology to Boost the Power of Lean: A Talk with Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan

WLEI - Lean Enterprise Institute's Podcast

Industry 4.0 is not a disruptive force that makes TPS irrelevant, but rather can be an enabler that builds on lean culture and thinking. What principles should lean companies prioritize as they introduce digital tools into their work? Lean thinkers Jeff Liker and Jim Morgan start with the basics of people, processes, and purpose. Listen in to their thoughts as they discuss the TPS-Industry 4.0 mashup with Host Tom Ehrenfeld in this latest episode of WLEI.  You can read and download a complete transcript of the conversation  Copy and past this link: https://www.lean.org/common/display/?o=5333

35mins

24 Aug 2020

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#76 LEAN CONSTRUCTION: Jeff Liker on The Toyota Way for Buildings

the Building Performance Podcast

Today we talk with Jeff Liker, author of The Toyota Way, about what Lean is, and what it could mean for building performance. Sponsored by the Building Performance Workshop's Fall Fast Track.

37mins

4 May 2016

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Jeff Liker, Toyota Culture, Par 3

Lean Blog Interviews

Here is LeanBlog Podcast #41 with Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liker is most recently the co-author (with Michael Hoseus) of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way and many other books. This is part 3 of our recent series. Today, we talk about the development of managers within a Lean organization. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

12mins

27 Apr 2008

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Jeff Liker, Toyota Culture, Part 2

Lean Blog Interviews

Here is LeanBlog Podcast #39, once again featuring Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liker is most recently the co-author (with Michael Hoseus) of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way. This is part 2 of what will be a 3-part podcast series, so be sure to check back. Today, we talk about some of the challenges that organizations face in trying to adopt a Lean Culture. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

17mins

31 Mar 2008

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Jeff Liker - Toyota Culture, Part 1

Lean Blog Interviews

Here is LeanBlog Podcast #37, once again featuring Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liker is most recently the co-author (with Michael Hoseus) of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way and many other books. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or contact me via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

17mins

3 Mar 2008

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