International Journal of Applied Quality Management (ISSN: 1742-2647) Volume 1 Issue 1
Importance of quality became more evident in the 20th century with industrial
revolution and mass production. Many quality gurus and champions contributed
to advance the state of the art during the past 75 years of the quality evolution. It
started with the concepts of Statistical Quality Control (SQC) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) and evolved into programs such as, Quality Control, Quality Engineering, Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Circle (QC), Total Quality Management (TQM), National Quality Awards, Six Sigma and such others.