Kaoru Ishikawa was born on July 13th, 1915. Ishikawa graduated from Tokyo University with a major in applied chemistry (Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, 2011). In 1947 he was made an Assistant Professor at the University. He obtained his Doctorate of Engineering and was promoted to Professor in 1960. Ishikawas’’' first job was a navel technical officer, where he was in charge of 600 workers to construct a factory. Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa mentions in his book that this was a very important experience for him in quality control activities later on in his life.
In 1947 Ishikawa became a researcher and began studying statistical methods at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa joined the JUSE QC research group and he became an instructor (Quality Management System | QA/QC | ISO, 2011). Between 1969 to 1981 Ishikawa went from being a member of ISO, Japan to being an executive Member of ISO. And in 1981 Ishikawa published his book “What is Total Quality Control? The Japanese Way”. Kaoru wanted to change the way that people thought about work. He wanted manager to stop just being content and wanted them to insist on quality and know that you can always go one step further towards improvement (Quality Management System | QA/QC | ISO, 2011). Dr. Ishikawa led the use and concept of Quality Circles and the intended use of a quality circle which