Below are just some of the well known quality pioneers, their brief background, and what they contributed to the foundations and History of Six Sigma. Remember, this is a sample of the influencers of Six Sigma. There are more in the video below.
Following the summary table, you can view a 7:36 HD Video that explains a little more detail about each quality guru and their influence on Six Sigma.
|Philip Crosby||4 Absolutes of Management|
|W. Edwards Deming||Wide usage of PDCA, Top Management Involvement, Focused on Improving the System, and Constancy of Purpose|
|Armand Feigenbaum||Total Quality Control|
|Kaoru Ishikawa||4M, Cause and Effect Company Wide Quality Contro, Next Operation as Customer|
|Joseph Juran||Cost of Poor Quality, Juran Trilogy|
|Walter Shewhart||Control Charts, Introduced PDCA|
|Genichi Taguchi||Loss Function, Signal to Noise and Design of Experiments|