Shigeo Shingo

1909 - 1990

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Shigeo Shingo (新郷 重夫, Shingō Shigeo, 1909–1990), born in Saga City, Japan, was a Japanese industrial engineer who was considered as the world’s leading expert on manufacturing practices and the Toyota Production System. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shigeo Shingo has received more than 205,757 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Shigeo Shingo is the 176th most popular inventor (down from 159th in 2019), the 608th most popular biography from Japan (down from 500th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Inventor.

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Among inventors, Shigeo Shingo ranks 176 out of 355Before him are Sandford Fleming, Friedrich Zander, Matthew Boulton, Guillaume Amontons, Hubert Cecil Booth, and J. Presper Eckert. After him are Peter Henlein, George de Mestral, Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, Traian Vuia, Colin Archer, and Orban.

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Among people born in 1909, Shigeo Shingo ranks 89Before him are Roberto Burle Marx, Malcolm Lowry, Adolfo López Mateos, Juan Bosch, Ben Webster, and Werner Naumann. After him are Mikhail Mil, Nelson Algren, David Riesman, William M. Branham, Homi J. Bhabha, and Bernd Rosemeyer. Among people deceased in 1990, Shigeo Shingo ranks 79Before him are Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, Sergei Dovlatov, Samuel Doe, José Figueres Ferrer, and Hussein Onn. After him are George de Mestral, Wolfgang Schmieder, Xavier Cugat, Edmund Conen, Georgy Flyorov, and Arthur Kennedy.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shigeo Shingo ranks 608 out of 5,560Before him are Fujiwara no Michinaga (966), Hakaru Hashimoto (1881), Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), Emperor Ichijō (980), Ryū Murakami (1952), and Emperor Kameyama (1249). After him are Hiranuma Kiichirō (1867), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), Chōjun Miyagi (1888), Satoru Iwata (1959), and Takeo Takagi (1892).

Among INVENTORS In Japan

Among inventors born in Japan, Shigeo Shingo ranks 4Before him are Momofuku Ando (1910), Sakichi Toyoda (1867), and Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894). After him are Yoshiro Nakamatsu (1928).