Shigeo Shingo

1909 - 1990

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Shigeo Shingo (新郷 重夫, Shingō Shigeo, 1909–1990) 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 221,656 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Shigeo Shingo is the 171st most popular inventor (up from 176th in 2019), the 565th most popular biography from Japan (up from 608th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Inventor.

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Among inventors, Shigeo Shingo ranks 171 out of 354Before him are Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Charles Cros, David Edward Hughes, Siegfried Marcus, Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva, and Georges Claude. After him are George Washington, Ottaviano Petrucci, Peter Henlein, Hubert Cecil Booth, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, and Melvil Dewey.

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Among people born in 1909, Shigeo Shingo ranks 89Before him are Roberto Burle Marx, Kinuyo Tanaka, Juan Carlos Onetti, Ryszard Siwiec, William M. Branham, and Stavros Niarchos. After him are Edwin H. Land, Eduard Wirths, Atsushi Nakajima, Matti Järvinen, Adolfo López Mateos, and Nelson Algren. Among people deceased in 1990, Shigeo Shingo ranks 77Before him are Meir Kahane, José Figueres Ferrer, Taro Kagawa, J. C. R. Licklider, Tom Fogerty, and Dexter Gordon. After him are Arthur Kennedy, Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, Gerald Bull, Thorbjørn Egner, and Georgy Flyorov.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shigeo Shingo ranks 565 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Shirakawa (1053), Nitobe Inazō (1862), Shō Tai (1843), Isao Tomita (1932), Yuriko, Princess Mikasa (1923), and Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758). After him are Saizo Saito (1908), Takashi Murakami (1962), Hon'inbō Shūsaku (1829), Korechika Anami (1887), Ankō Itosu (1831), and Osami Nagano (1880).

Among INVENTORS In Japan

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