Annual Quality Awards


Akao Prize.

Administered by the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Institute.

Following the processes used for the Deming Prize. Awarded to individuals for expertise in practice and dissemination of the QFD method. E-mail or; or visit

Named for Yoji Akao, the co-developer of the QFD method. Presented at the International Symposium on QFD to recipients around the world.

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