2018 Volume 47 Issue 2-3 Pages 89-98
Japanese statistical quality control activities have been aimed at eliminating false data from the companies since the 1950s. However, purposive alteration of quality data that occurred after 2017 in Japanese representative companies caused the credibility of manufacturing in Japan to be lost seriously, while Japan is being pressed for social reform to a data driven society. In this forum, the author discusses the management of excellence, quality and human resources necessary for data driven society. In particular, he would like to discuss what kind of competencies should be trained for data scientists, what is the economic value that data brings, and what social loss is when the data is altered purposively.