Takenaka introduced TQC in 1976, and since 1996 has promoted it under the name TQM.
In striving to make TQM activities a concrete part of the company, we are practicing TQM activities that are integrated with our operations. Table 2.1 shows the progress in activities.
Fig. 2.1 Deming Prize (1979)
Fig. 2.2 Japan Quality Control Medal (1992)
Table 2.1 Progress in TQC/TQM
|1978||Decided to “Improve the level of quality assurance” as the basic policy of promoting TQC|
|1982||Takenaka Quality Control Prize (T Prize) started|
|1988||Deming Prize received by Chairman Takenaka|
|1992||Awarded Japan Quality Control Medal|
|1996||English term changed from TQC to TQM|
|1998||ISO9001 and 14001 certification obtained|
|2001||Revision of Basic Policy for Promotion of TQM
–Improve the quality of management by promoting vision management and improving the quality of products and service and the quality of operations.