One quality pioneer, Taiichi Ohno, had a significant positive impact on the field of quality within the realm of performance measures. Consider how this pioneer in quality helped change the world, and still influences organizations today.
Please answer the following:
- What role did Ohno play as a pioneer in quality? How are organizations today still influenced by Ohno’s work?
- What are the 7 Wastes? Select one and describe how it negatively impacted you at work or at home, with a real world example.
- Compare the role of Henry Ford with the role of Taiichi Ohno towards the business effort of mass production. What did you learn from this comparison that is still useful towards businesses today?
Make sure you are supporting your answers fully and that your source research is identified with citations and references.