Saturday, March 1, 2008

Not Enough Quality Improvements To Prevent Joseph Juran's Death

Scoring Update! The points change, death remains the same...

Joseph M. Juran, a pioneer of quality management whose "Quality Control Handbook" revolutionized how companies around the world made and sold products, has died. He was 103.

Juran believed that quality improvements were key to businesses' survival and profits — not only for manufacturers, but for enterprises as diverse as scientific organizations, hospitals, supermarkets and Internet companies.

He worked as a quality control consultant, lecturer and author until he was in his 90s, son Donald Juran said. "He always told me, 'Never be without a project,' and he never was," he said.
Congratulations and 24 points awarded to Oldies But Goodies. The Rosters and Standings have been updated.

[International Herald Tribune]

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