best known for the Ishikawa, or 'Cause
and Effect' diagram. As Chief Executive
Director of the Quality Control Circle Headquarters
at JUSE, he played an influential role in
the growth of Quality Circles and the use
of the 'seven
The ASQ established the Ishikawa
medal in 1993 to recognize leadership in
the human side of quality.
See the topic 'Quality
Leaders' for other key figures
in the quality movement.