Shigeo Shingo

Shigeo Shingo  Born: 1909 Died: 1990 Is Best Known For: Poka Yoke Poka-yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing”. The concept was formalized, and the term adopted, by Shigeo Shingo as part of the Toyota Production System. Single Minute Exchange of Die Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) is one of the many lean production […]

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Genichi Taguchi

Genichi Taguchi  Born: Jan 1, 1924 Died: June 2, 2012 Is Best Known For: Taguchi Methods Taguchi Loss Function Design of Experiments About The executive director of the American Supplier Institute, the director of the Japan Industrial Technolgy Institute, and an honorary professor at Nanjing Institue of Technology in China. Genichi Taguchi is well known […]

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Armand V. Feigenbaum

​​Armand Feigenbaum​Born: 1922 Died: Nov 13, 2014Best known for: ​ Total Quality Control, Hidden Plant, and Quality Costs Is best known for: ​Total Quality ControlHidden PlantQuality Costs ​Armand V. Feigenbaum is an American quality control expert and businessman. Feigenbaum is the founder and president of General System Co., an international engineering company that designs and […]

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Edwards Deming – Life Story and Teachings

​​Edwards Deming​Born: October 14, 1900 Died: December 20, 1993Best known for: ​The 14 Points of Managing, the Deming Cycle, and the System of Profound Knowledge. Deming Is best known for: The 14 points for Managing Deming’s fourteen points are management for transformation.  The Deming Cycle PDCA Cycle for continual improvement.  The system of Profound Knowledge How managers should acquire […]

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Philip Crosby

​​Philip CrosbyBorn: ​Jun 18, 1926Died: ​Aug 18, 200​6Best known for: ​Quality is Free, Zero Defects and Four Absolutes of Quality Is best known for: Quality is Free His first book which made him famous.  Zero Defects One of his four absolutes of quality.  The Four Absolutes Four absolutes of Quality. See details below. ​The founder and chairman of […]

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Life and Works of Quality Guru Joseph Juran

​Joseph JuranBorn: Dec 24, 1904Died: Feb 28, 2008Best known for: Quality Control Handbook, Juran’s Trilogy, Cost of Quality, and application of Pareto Principle in Quality Is best known for: Quality Control HandbookJuran published the first edition of Quality Control Handbook in 1951. Juran’s TrilogyJuran’s trilogy consists of Quality Planning, Quality Control, and Quality Improvement. Cost of QualityJuran […]

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International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) – CPD

As part of the renewal of IRCA certification process, you need to complete at least 45 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within the last three years. Details of IRCA’s CPD Framework are available at http://www.irca.org/auditorcert/auditorcert_6_4.html QualityGurus.com certificates may be used to claim CPDs under the Structured category, where each hour of study is accepted […]

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