Shewhart, Dr. Walter A.

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The “father of modern quality control”. Shewhart successfully brought together the disciplines of statistics, engineering, and economics and became known as the father of modern quality control. The lasting and tangible evidence of that union for which he is most widely known is the control chart, a simple but highly effective tool that represented an initial step toward what he called “the formulation of a scientific basis for securing economic control.” (from the American Society for Quality web site).