A detailed account of the historical document on statistical quality control and how it changed Japan s fortunes post–World War II
The Industrial Application of Statistical Quality Control by Homer M. Sarasohn contains an English translation of the book, The Industrial Application of Statistical Quality Control (SQC), written by a remarkable American engineer. Homer M. Sarasohn was the first person to teach the Japanese how to manage a company, in post–war Japan. In addition, the book includes essays by Professors Nicholas Fisher and William Woodall that discuss the historical significance of the American involvement in the evolution of SQC in Japan in the years following World War II. The original 1952 edition, published in Japanese, is largely unknown, even inside Japan.
The book clearly demonstrates the amazing contribution, even by today s standards, of Sarasohn s contemporary thinking about the role of Statistical Quality Control in the broader context of Quality Management. In addition, the text debunks the historical misconceptions about who was responsible for helping the Japanese industry revive and shows how General Macarthur was indebted to Sarasohn. This historically important text:
- contains the English version of the historical document that helped Japan learn how to apply SQC to manage a company effectively
- includes two essays: one from a world expert in the area of SQC and the other from an acclaimed expert on Quality Management
- reveals Homer M. Sarasohn scontribution to the field of SQC
- demonstrates the vital role of SQC in helping Japan establish and maintain a competitive position after World War II
Written for statisticians, SPC / SQC practitioners, members of the American Society for Quality and Japanese statisticians, The Industrial Application of Statistical Quality Control by Homer M Sarasohn reveals the importance of Statistical Quality Control when appropriately applied in an industrial setting.