He is considered a key figure in the development of quality initiatives in Japan, particularly the quality circle. Born in Tokyo, the oldest of the eight sons of Ichiro Ishikawa. In Ishikawa started his academic career as an associate professor at the University of Tokyo. He undertook the presidency of the Musashi Institute of Technology in 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.
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Kaoru Ishikawa is considered the Father of Japanese Quality. The oldest of eight sons Kaoru was born in He went to the University of Tokyo and received an engineering degree in applied chemistry.
After working at Nissan until , Kaoru started as an associate professor at the university where he went to school. Then in he assumed the presidency of the Musashi Institute of Technology. He is considered to be instrumental in the developing of quality initiatives in Japan notably of which is the quality circle. He is also known for the Ishikawa fishbone diagram which is used in the analysis of industrial processes.
He spent his life trying to make people think differently about the way they work. He always tried to get management not to become complacent with just improving a products quality. He always said that you can take those improvements and go one step further. He had a belief that you should service your customers even after they have bought the products.
He was a strong believer in the fact that top level personnel had to give support to all the team under their control, all the time. He felt that if top level management did not take quality control courses those programs would not succeed. Ishikawa followed other quality control believers as well.
One of those was W. As a matter of fact he expanded that into a 6 step plan from a He has received many awards and among them are the Shewhart Medal for outstanding technical leadership in the field of modern quality control and the Order of the Sacred Treasure Japan for outstanding technical leadership in the field of modern quality control.
He also has been recognized by the ASQ. He has been awarded the Industrial Standardization Prize for writings on quality control, the Nihon Keizai Press Prize and the Grant Award from the American Society for quality control for his education program on quality control. Ishikawa is widely recognized as one of the leading authority in quality control techniques and training.
He has shown them how to manufacture better quality products at a lower cost factor. Worked in coal liquefaction where he got experience in design, construction, operations and research. Ishikawa believed that company-wide quality control did not just mean the quality of the product being sold. It also included the quality of the management, the company itself, after sales service to the customer, and the human beings involved.
He strongly believed that if all these things came together the following would happen:. Ishikawa was a tireless leader who saw opportunities to make things better and went after them. Cause-effect Diagram. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Kaoru Ishikawa. Comments 2 this article helped me a lot to answer my assignment. Glad to hear, Carlos!
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He was born in Tokyo, Japan. He belonged to a family dedicated to the industry. Ishikawa received a very good education in the best institutions in the Japanese capital. Then, he studied in at the prestigious University of Tokyo, where he received the title of a chemical engineer.