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Japan Quality Tour 2024

A Journey Through Time – Japan Quality Tour in 1980

Introduction   The DHI Industrial Quality tours of Japan began in 1980 following our hugely successful conference held at the Institute of Directors in London and co-chaired by Professor Ishikawa. Key supporting speakers, apart from our David Hutchins who organised the event, included Professor Sasaki, Rt Hon Reginald Eyre (UK Minister for Industry), Admiral Spikernell …

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Quality Circle for Continous Improvement

Quality Circles: Bridging Cultures for Continuous Improvement

Introduction Quality Circles succeeded in tapping the huge resource of knowledge and skill, that resided in every workforce, doing so in a way that drew on, and fostered the very real human need or job satisfaction. The resulting effort was applied in a manner which truly deserved the description ‘scientific’. Achieving this requires neither the …

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evolution of quality circles

The Historical Evolution of Quality Circles: Meaning, Features, Objectives, Techniques

Many firms have dramatically improved their competitiveness by introducing Quality Circles. To make effective use of this radically different technique, managers must readjust their attitudes toward the workforce. David Hutchins Quality Circle and Quality Circle Implementation Quality Circles are a key strategy for achieving competitive advantage and quality excellence. They are based on the philosophy …

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