The Program for Quality Problem Solving 2 (PQPS2)
Approaches to and Techniques for Quality Improvement
DATA INÍCIO: 28/02/2018
DATA TÉRMINO: 13/03/2018
ODA PROGRAM - PROGRAMA PARCIALMENTE SUBSIDIADO PELO GOVERNO DO JAPÃO
Participants should have the following qualifications.
(1) Participants should be, in principle, managers/supervisors or engineers who wish to acquire practical
knowledge of techniques for improving quality and resolving important problems.
(2) Participants should have, in principle, three years or more of business experience. It is preferable that participants are between 25 and 45 years of age.
(3) Participants should be university graduates and/or have equivalent professional experience.
(4) Participants should have a sufficient working knowledge of English.
(5) Participants should be healthy enough to undergo an intensive training program in Japan.
(6) Participants should be residing in the developing countries and/or regions.
(7) Participants should not be students or armed forces personnel.
(8) Former participants of AOTS training programs (ODA-funded and CRTP programs) organized in Japan are not entitled to apply for any program which starts within six months (183 days) after they have returned home from Japan.
(1) Participants shall attend all the events in the curriculum provided for each management training program.
(2) Family members are not allowed to accompany participants on their journey in Japan.
(3) Participants shall not request AOTS to arrange, nor arrange by themselves, any additional programs, and shall leave Japan and return to their home country soon after the completion of the program.
(4) In the case of applications from other than Japanese-affiliated companies or local companies that hold local capital, the priority for selection becomes lower.
(5) Those who work in the national government (agency) or the local government (agency) are not eligible to participate in the AOTS management training programs, since the programs are mainly targeted at the people working in the companies/organizations in the private sector.
(6) The number of participants from the same host company in Japan or the same sending company from overseas may be limited if there are more applicants than AOTS can accept.
- PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Dr. Noriaki Kano
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Science
Honorary Chairperson, Asian Network for Quality (ANQ)
Chairperson, Selection Committee for Deming Prize for Individuals
Board Member, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE)
Honorary Member, Japanese Society for Quality Control (JSQC)
Honorary Member, International Academy for Quality (IAQ)
Honorary Member, the American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Foreign Honorary Adviser, China Association for Quality (CAQ)
Principal Counselor, Indian Society for Quality (ISQ)
Honorary Advisory Board Member, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai
Honorary Member, Philippine Society for Quality (PSQ), Singapore Quality Institute (SQI), Quality and
Productivity Society of Pakistan (QPSP), Vietnam Quality Association of Ho Chi Minh City (VQAH), Indian
Society for Quality (ISQ), Chilean Association for the Quality (ASCAL), Business Foundation for Quality and
Excellence (FUNDECE, Argentina) and Finnish Society for Quality (FSQ)
Committee Member, Deming Application Prize (1978 -2010), Chairperson (2004-2007)
President (2000-2002), Japanese Society for Quality Control (JSQC)
Auditor, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. (2003-2009)
Board Director, Komatsu Co., Ltd. (2008-2014)
Chair Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan) (2006 -2012)
Board Member, Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA) (2007-2012)
Dr. Kano is a world authority on TQM field. His numerous research results, such as “The House of TQM” and
“Attractive Quality and Must-Be Quality (Kano Model)”, and “The Task Achieving QC Story” have brought
him an international reputation. He has published more than 300 research papers and books. He is renowned
throughout the world as the founder of the “Kano Model.” He was awarded the 1997 Deming Prize for
Individuals by the Deming Prize Committee (JUSE), the 1997 Deming Lecturer by the American Statistical
Association (ASA), the 2002 E. Jack Lancaster Medal, the 2006 E. L. Grant Medal by the American Society
for Quality (ASQ), the 2009 Distinguished Service Medal, the 2008 Dronacharya Award by Indian Society for
Quality (ISQ), and the 2014 A. V. Feigenbaum Lifetime Achievement Medal by Asia Pacific Quality
Organization (APQO), and the 2016 presidential Georges Borel Award for international achievements by the
European Organization for Quality (EOQ), which is regarded as the best prize in the field of quality in Europe.
In 2009, the Kano Quality Award was established by the Technology Promotion Association in Thailand for
excellent and successful companies in management based on TQM. In 2010, Ishikawa-Kano Award named
after Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa and Dr. Kano has been established by the Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) for
individuals who have made great contribution to the development of quality in Asia.
- PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Mr. Yukihiro Ando
Lead Examiner, the Deming Prize Committee
Academician, International Academy for Quality (IAQ)
Board Member, the Japanese Society for Quality Control (JSQC)
Honorary Advisor, Saitama Region QC Circle
Member of the Committee on the Domestic Response to ISO/TC176
Mr. Yukihiro Ando has been offering his expertise as a TQM consultant for many years to a large number of
companies in both manufacturing and service sectors both at home and abroad, of which 25 companies have
been awarded the Deming Application Prizes. He is a lecturer for quality management seminars held by
organizations such as the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, and has established a reputation as a
lecturer who gives practical, enjoyable lectures. He has published many books on TQM. He was awarded the
1987 and 1997 Nikkei QC Literature Prizes, and the 2010 Distinguished Service Award for Promoting Quality
Control from the Japan Society for Quality Control. His book published in 2010 “Daily Management - The
TQM way” was awarded 2011 Masing Medal from International Academy for Quality.
Dr. Masaaki Kaneko
Associate Professor, Department of Management Systems Engineering, School of Information and
Telecommunication Engineering, Tokai University
Dr. Masaaki Kaneko has been engaged in his research at universities, specialized in Quality Control and TQM,
after completing his doctorate degree at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Waseda University.
He has won the Research Recognition Award by the Japanese Society for Quality Control (JSQC) four times,
and the Best Paper Award by the Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) three times. He is also a representative of
JSQC and a member of its international committee. In addition, he acts as a lecturer at seminars held by the
Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), and he was given an award for especially skillful lecturers
at the 2005 and 2015 BC annual campaigns. He was also awarded the 2015 Nikkei QC Literature Prize for a
collective-writing book, "QMS Approaches for Medical Care Quality to be Assured by Organizations."
- COURSE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Dr. Kazuyuki Suzuki Professor Emeritus, the University of Electro-Communications
Dr. Tomomichi Suzuki Professor, Department of Industrial Administration, Faculty of Science and
Technology, Tokyo University of Science
Dr. Satoko Tsuru Specially Appointed Professor, Healthcare Social System Engineering Laboratory,
School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Mr. Yoshihisa Matsuda Registered Consulting Engineer (Quality Management)
Lecturer, Tokyo University of Science
Dr. Masahiko Munechika Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Associate Dean, School of Creative
Science and Engineering, Waseda University
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