6. The Figure-of-Eight Method for Quality Maintenance

6.1 The History of Quality Maintenance and the Emergence of the Figure-of-Eight Method

6.2 The Figure-of-Eight Method: Basic Concepts and Development Steps

7. Quality Maintenance in a Manual Operation

Chapter 8. Quality Maintenance. Part 3


  1. Very interesting article. I want to know who developed the methodology of Figure of 8? I heard that the concept was created for a Japanese Engineer named Kimura. Can you help me with this question?

    1. Thanks for your question. Methodology was developed by Japanese Institute of Planned Maintenance (JIPM), Yoshifumi Kimura was one of the authors, he also developed the TPM program at Nachi-Fujikoshi. Hope this will help with your research.

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