Ishikawa Research Paper
Total Quality Management
Kaoru Ishikawa Research Paper
Ishikawa was a university professor and an influential innovator of quality management, is known as the Ishikawa diagram or cause-effect diagram or fishbone diagram, used in the analysis of industrial processes and whose charts grouped by categories all the causes of problems. In 1939 Kaoru Ishikawa graduated from the University of Tokyo with an Engineering degree in Applied Chemistry. The Japanese engineer Ishikawa was born in Tokyo in 1915, the oldest of eight children of Ichiro Ishikawa. His first job was as a naval technical leader, and worked there until 1941, when transferred to the Nissan Liquid Fuel Company, where he worked until 1947 before becoming an associate professor at the University of Tokyo. Ishikawa would now start his career as an associate professor at the University of Tokyo. He received his doctorate in engineering from Tokyo University and was promoted to professor in 1960, taught at the engineering of the university. Ishikawa That same year he joined the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international association created to set standards for the various companies and products and that Japan had joined in 1952. Since 1977 was the chairman of the delegation of Japan. He was also chairman of the Musashi Institute of Technology in Japan.
In 1949, Ishikawa joined the Union of Japanese Scientist and Engineers (JUSE) quality control research group. After World War II Japan looked to transform its industrial sector, which in North America was then still perceived as a producer of cheap wind-up toys and poor quality cameras. It was his skill at mobilizing a lot of people towards a specific common goal that was largely responsible for Japan's quality-improvement initiatives. He translated, integrated and expanded the management concepts of Dr. Deming and Dr. Juran into the Japanese system....
References: Kaoru Ishikawa: What He thought and Achieved, A Basis for Further Research, Yoshio Kondo, * Quality Management Journal, July 1994, Page 86- 91
The Legacy Of Ishikawa, Greg Watson, Quality Progress, April, 2004, page 54- 57
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