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GA 264 | Repeating the Process of Learning with Dr. Jeffrey Liker

By Jessica Bush Updated on April 25th, 2019

This week we’re sharing an incredible keynote by Dr. Jeffrey Liker that he gave at KataCon5 earlier this year. Dr. Liker shared a wealth of information regarding his background, his lean journey, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • How Dr. Liker got to where he is today (3:53)
  • The reason Dr. Liker became interested in Toyota (15:03)
  • Why he wrote The Toyota Way (17:28)
  • The messages he got from Lean Thinking (19:21)
  • Dr. Liker’s model (21:56)
  • How the tools of lean affect the process (25:30)
  • The problem we’ve historically had with lean (26:41)
  • A defining moment for Dr. Liker (27:14)
  • What Taiichi Ohno was trying to teach (35:04)
  • The importance of having the right philosophy (40:13)
  • What kata did for Dr. Liker (42:04)
  • The real challenge of consulting (46:10)

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What Do You Think?

What, in your opinion, are the most important takeaways from Dr. Liker’s keynote?

  1. David Hubbard

    June 6, 2019 - 10:30 am

    Loved getting insight on what drove Jeff to engage and dissect TPS and how kata became his focus over the last several years. His stories rang true to some of my experiences and his first hand experience with some of the TPS founding fathers provided great food for thought.

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