Jeffrey K. Liker, Ph.D., author of the bestselling The Toyota Way,
is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the
University of Michigan and coowner of lean consulting firm
Optiprise, Inc. His Shingo-Prize winning work has appeared in The
Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and other leading
David P. Meier is coauthor (with Liker) of The Toyota Way Fieldbook, and is President of Lean Associates, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to supporting other organizations in their efforts to learn from the Toyota Way. David was a group leader for Toyota Motor Manufacturing for ten years.