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analysis of the success of quality control circle activities in Japanese industries

Susumu Kurokawa

analysis of the success of quality control circle activities in Japanese industries

based on questionnaire surveys

by Susumu Kurokawa

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Published by Faculty of Economics, Shiga University in Hikone, Japan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan
    • Subjects:
    • Quality circles -- Japan -- Evaluation.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: leaves 25-27.

      StatementSusumu Kurokawa.
      SeriesWorking paper ;, no. 13, Working paper (Shiga Daigaku. Keizai Gakubu) ;, no. 13.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD66 .K87 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination27 leaves :
      Number of Pages27
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2626320M
      LC Control Number85195307

      Quality circle is a tool which gives a number of benefits like organizational performance improvement, product quality improvement and improvement in the relationship within the organization which motivate workers and improve team work among Size: KB. A quality circle is a volunteer group composed of workers, usually under the leadership of their supervisor, who are trained to identify, analyze and solve work-related problems and present their solutions to management in order to improve the performance of the organization, and motivate and enrich the work of employees. When matured, true quality circles become self-managing, having .

      Based on the corporate philosophy of 'customer first' and 'quality first' since its founding, Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. won the Deming Application Prize in and the Japan Quality Control Award in , following the introduction of statistical quality control (SQC) in , and has conducted Total Quality Management (TQM) based on the unchanging principles of 'customer first', kaizen. William Edwards Deming (Octo – Decem ) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Department of the Census and the Bureau of Labor mater: University of Wyoming BS, University .

      In recent years, United States scholars with an interest in international business and organizational communication have begun to notice the success of Japanese "quality control circles." These are small groups, usually composed of seven to ten workers, who are organized at the production levels within most large Japanese factories. A typical quality control circle is a relatively autonomous. C. Jackson Grayson, Jr. Chairman, American Productivity Center Schonberger's book arrives "just in time" and with "total quality" -- two characteristics that he says are the keys to Japanese success. The book truly arrives just in time to offset a rash of superficial books and articles about Japanese manufacturing that skim the surface compared Cited by:


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Analysis of the success of quality control circle activities in Japanese industries by Susumu Kurokawa Download PDF EPUB FB2

This chapter highlights the evolution and adaption of quality control, which is a Japanese approach. In the process of rebuilding Japanese industries destroyed during the war, a large part of the effort was concentrated on improving the quality of their products.

Using machines is one way in which productivity may be increased. A quality circle or quality control circle is a group of workers who do the same or similar work, who meet regularly to identify, analyze and solve work-related problems. It consists of minimum three and maximum twelve members in number.

Normally small in size, the group is usually led by a supervisor or manager and presents its solutions to management; where possible, workers implement the. Generally, 6 to 12 volunteers from the same work area make up the circle. The members receive training in problem solving, statistical quality control, and group process.

Quality circles generally recommend solutions for quality and productivity problems which management then may implement. Prof. Ishikawa and Quality Control Contribution to the Quality Enhancement of Japanese Industrial Products Professor Ishikawa’s greatest achievement was in the dissemination and development of quality control.

Quality control techniques were introduced into Japan from the United States of America just after the end of World War Size: KB.

Fundamentals of QC Circle Activities: Author: Katsuya Hosotani: Price: JPY 1, Contents: Set of 2 sheets (printed on both sides) displays what you need to know in a convenient format. Fundamentals of QC Circles; Aim of QC Circle Activities; How to Proceed with QC Circle Activities; Relation Between the QC Circle Activities and TQC; How to.

Introduction to Quality Control. Kaoru Ishikawa. Pareto principle percent defective performed plans plotted points possible pre-delivery inspection prepared problems process analysis process average process capability process capability index process control QC circle activities QC process chart QC teams quality assurance quality.

Quality Circle - A simple tool for productivity improvement through people involvement. In Japan, the quality control circle has successfully implemented.

That is because a good participation of employees in group activities. The important thing on the quality control circle program gets full support from higher management. A Quality Circle has an appropriateorganisational structure for its effectiveand efficient performance.

It variesfrom industry to industry, organisationto organisation. Internal leadership, worker morale, motivationand teamwork. Results in higher quality. Productivity Flow of information Broader continuous improvement.

Tammy is a production manager at Eagle's Nest, Inc. She is concerned that too much money is being wasted on inventory that is sitting in the warehouse too long.

At LBK Industries, responsibility for quality control rests with a team of quality control inspectors and supervisors rather than with employees.

root cause analysis and the concept of Quality Control (QC) circles. Cause and effect diagram was developed by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa in It has also two other names that are Ishikawa diagram and fishbone because the shape of the diagram looks like the skeleton of a fish to identify quality problems.

Despite the high technology manufacturing process adapted and a high level of quality control exercised, the success of a manufacturing organization depends on how the customer is satisfied with the products or services. This dynamic handbook has sold over l00, copies in Japan already and has helped thousands of firms throughout the world turn quality into their most powerful marketing weapon.

You can use the Ishikawa method to create high-quality products, as well as improve customer relations, reduce manufacturing costs, decrease "down-time", and minimize product liability suits.4/5(1). Continuous Improvement: Quality Control Circles in Japanese Industry (Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies) Paperback – October 1, by Paul Lillrank (Author) › Visit Amazon's Paul Lillrank Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Cited by: The field of quality control in Japan dates back to the s, when Japanese scholars were active in translating the British statistician E.S.

Pearson's book on the Application of Statistical. Total Quality control Robotics QC circles Suggestion System Automation Discipline in the workplace TPM Kamban of Kaizen principles has been viewed as one of the key factors to Japanese competitive success.

Kaizen then has emerged in the U.S. as a methodology leading to dramatic simply given up the idea of quality circle activities by File Size: KB. As a result, Japanese workers embraced many of the key ideas of Just-in-Time inventory control and Quality Control circles in assembly industries, learning how to do rapid machine setups as part and parcel of an effort to produce components “just-in-time” and without defect.

The terms ‘quality control’ and ‘quality assurance’ are often used incorrectly. The definitions of QC and QA in Box will be used for the purposes of good practice guidance. BOX DEFINITION OF QA/QC Quality Control (QC) is a system of routine technical activities, to measure and control the quality of the inventory as it is being File Size: KB.

in all the industries in Thailand from “Top to Bottom”. In addition, the concept of Total Productivity Management (TPM), Total Quality Management (TQM) and Small Group Activities are incorporated into the TEM Handbook to facilitate to enhance energy conservation activities in each industry.

AcknowledgementFile Size: KB. The Kaizen philosophy lies behind many Japanese management concepts such as: Total Quality Control, Quality Control circles, small group activities, labor relations.

Key elements of Kaizen are: quality, effort, involvement of all employees, willingness to change, and communication. At LBK Industries, responsibility for quality control rests with a team of quality control inspectors and supervisors rather than with employees.

LBK uses what type of organizational control? A. Matrix control B. Hierarchical control C. Decentralized control D. Bottom-up control E. Balanced control.Principles and Contributions of Total Quality Mangement (TQM) Gurus on Business Quality Improvement cause analysis and the concept of Quality Control (QC) circles [14].

These theorists are regarded as the key founders of TQM philosophy, and the origin Gurus on Business Quality .The principles of Deming's quality circles simply moved quality control to an earlier position in the production process.

Rather than relying upon post-production inspections to catch errors and.