Quality Progress - December 2016 - 13


Mr. Pareto Head

BY MIKE CROSSEN

ASQ

DATE IN QUALITY HISTORY
QP looks back on a person or event that made a difference in the history of quality.

Dec. 10, 1976
Harold F. Dodge, one of the principal architects of the science of statistical quality control, died on this date.
Dodge was born in Lowell, MA, in 1893. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1916, and a master's
degree in physics and math from Columbia University in 1922.
Dodge was a statistician at Bell Laboratories from 1917 to 1958. At Bell in the
1930s, Walter Shewhart introduced the theory of using statistical methods to solve
quality control problems. Dodge and a colleague, Harry G. Romig, are credited with
building on Shewhart's statistical process control concepts by introducing acceptance sampling methods.
The Dodge-Romig Sampling Inspection Tables have been called Dodge's most
important work. During his tenure at Bell, he developed the basic concepts of acceptance sampling, such as consumer risk, producer risk, double sampling, lot tolerance percent defective and average outgoing quality limit. He originated several
types of acceptance sampling schemes, continuous sampling plans, chain sampling
plans and skip-lot sampling plans.
Dodge chaired the ASQ Standards Committee for many years. He was the second
recipient of ASQ's Shewhart Medal (1949), sixth recipient of the Grant Award (1972)
and fifth honorary member (1965). He also was a fellow and founding member.
SOURCE
www.asq.org/about-asq/who-we-are/bio_dodge.html.

CORRECTION
In "Diving Deeper" (October 2016, pp. 34-41), a table was mistakenly omitted from the
print version of the feature article. The web presentation of the article, as well as the
PDF versions of the article and the complete QP issue, have been updated to include
Table 2 at this article's webpage at www.qualityprogress.com.

OBITUARY

QFD PIONEER DIES
Yoji Akao, known
for creating quality
function deployment
(QFD) and developing the hoshin kanri
strategic planning
method, has died. He
was 88.
Akao, who was named an honorary
member of ASQ in November 2009, taught
at Yamanashi University in Kofu, Japan,
and Tamagawa University in Machida,
Japan, where he eventually held the position of dean of the faculty of engineering.
After retirement, he accepted a position
as professor of management at the Asahi
University School of Business Administration in Mizuho, Japan.
Akao was awarded ASQ's Distinguished
Service Medal in 2001 and the Shainin
Medal in 2006. In 1978, he was awarded
the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers Deming Prize for Individuals.
To read more about Akao's contributions to quality, visit http://asq.org/
about-asq/who-we-are/bio_akao.html.
Visit http://tinyurl.com/akao-tribute-blog,
to read a tribute written by Lotto Lai,
former chair and fellow of the Hong Kong
Society for Quality.

December 2016 * QP 13


http://www.asq.org/about-asq/who-we-are/bio_dodge.html http://www.asq.org/about-asq/who-we-are/bio_akao.html http://www.tinyurl.com/akao-tribute-blog http://www.qualityprogress.com

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