TY - CHAP A1 - Kozo Koura ED1 - Mehmet Savsar Y1 - 2012-03-23 PY - 2012 T1 - The Development and Changes of Quality Control in Japan N2 - The purpose of this book is to present new concepts, state-of-the-art techniques and advances in quality related research. Novel ideas and current developments in the field of quality assurance and related topics are presented in different chapters, which are organized according to application areas. Initial chapters present basic ideas and historical perspectives on quality, while subsequent chapters present quality assurance applications in education, healthcare, medicine, software development, service industry, and other technical areas. This book is a valuable contribution to the literature in the field of quality assurance and quality management. The primary target audience for the book includes students, researchers, quality engineers, production and process managers, and professionals who are interested in quality assurance and related areas. BT - Quality Assurance and Management SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31429 DO - 10.5772/31429 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-28 ER -