The Dream Team Of Quality Management

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W. Edwards Deming and Joseph Juran, at times are considered the Dream Team of quality management in the workplace. “Along with Edward Deming and Joseph Juran, Crosby forms the troika of management gurus who made quality the buzzword in corporate USA, Europe and Japan in the 1970s and 1980s.” MANAGEMENT: Beyond zero-defects. (1998) W. Edward Deming, Joseph Juran and Philip Crosby at one time or another have been described by the Japanese as being among their greatest teachers in the quality control movement. “As with any specialty, the TQM field is populated by hundreds of experts, self-proclaimed and otherwise, whose publicists refer to them as "internationally known consultants." For the bluffer 's purposes, however, there are only five names worth committing to memory: Deming, Juran, Feigenbaum, Philip B. Crosby and Kaoru Ishikawa.” Zemke, R. (1993) W. Edwards Deming an icon of the "quality" movement, an American statistician, educator, and consultant, whose advocacy of quality-control methods in industrial production aided Japan’s economic recovery after World War II and spurred the subsequent global success of many Japanese firms. Deming arrived in Japan to assist United States military occupation forces prepare for the 1951 census. While there, he met and socialized with members of the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Japan 's most important quality control organization. Ichiro Ishikawa, the president of the Federation of Economic
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