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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Vilfredo Pareto - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Vilfredo Pareto

What’s the secret Quality connection between Italy and Japan? The Pareto Chart! Signore Pareto provided his 80/20 rule and Dr. Ishikawa created the Pareto Chart and included it in his 7 Basic Quality Tools. Voila! (that’s French) An international pairing was born to help pave the problem solving path. Vilfredo…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Kaoru Ishikawa - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Kaoru Ishikawa

Fishbone + Ishikawa = Fishikawa! We know him best for this essential root cause tool, but did you know Dr. Ishikawa developed the first Kaizens, aka Rapid Improvement Events? And where would we be without his 7 Basic Quality Tools? Check out this Fishbone Webinar created in his honor and…

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Grand-Daddy of Quality: Philip Crosby

Who said “Quality is free, but it’s not a gift"? Who was the first non-doctor to create a vaccine? Who maintained that zero defects was the job of management as much as the front line? Philip Crosby! He said it was less expensive to do it right the first time…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Bill Smith - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Bill Smith

Who put the “Six” in Six Sigma? Who’s the man behind the first Malcolm Baldrige Award and how did he get so good at betting on race horses? This year would have marked Bill Smith’s 91st birthday. Mr. Smith is credited with coining the term “Six Sigma” and developing the…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Armand Feigenbaum - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Armand Feigenbaum

Do you have a hidden factory? Do you know employees who always have time to do it over but never time to get it right? Did you know organizations waste up to 40% of their capacity this way? Well, raise a glass to the quality guru who championed the capture…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Eliyahu Goldratt - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Eliyahu Goldratt

He was a cigar-chomping, salty-tongued educator who wrote a manufacturing love story. Eli Goldratt left us way too soon but will always be appreciated as the man who constantly provoked people to truly think. This year would have marked Eliyahu Goldratt’s 73rd birthday. Born in Israel, Mr. Goldratt was a…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Walter Shewhart - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Walter Shewhart

Dr. Deming was amazing, but who was his teacher? Who produced the PDCA Cycle? Who conceived of Statistical Process Control? The modest man behind the scenes, another fascinating product of the Hawthorne Works, was none other than Walter Shewhart. This year would have marked Walter Shewhart’s 129th birthday – truly…

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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Taiichi Ohno - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Taiichi Ohno

Who is the Grand Poobah of Toyota Production System? The Wizard of Lean? His Royal Eminence of Efficiency? Sure, he had some help, but Taiichi Ohno was the behind-the-scenes master of what is now known as Lean Manufacturing. Time to appreciate a significant quality forbear! This year would have marked…

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Wonder Women Of Quality: Elisabeth Swan - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Wonder Women of Quality: Elisabeth Swan

They're delivering a one-two punch to defects. They're ridding the earth of process waste. They're on the front lines delivering customer service perfection. They're in leadership striving to make a difference in the world. They're kicking process improvement butt! The Wonder Women of Quality are here! This month in the…

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Grand-Daddy of Quality: Sakichi Toyoda

What do you know about Sakichi Toyoda? Did you know he was born on Valentine’s Day? That he started out in the textile business? That he came up with the 5 Whys root cause guessing game? Oh, and that he founded Toyota Industries Company!? This year would have marked Sakichi…

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