Mr. Osamu (Sam) Oishi (1934-2014) was the founder and president of JIT Automation Inc. Canadian at birth, Mr. Oishi received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto in 1961, and he was a member of the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario.
Mr. Oishi devoted his career to a vision of superior manufacturing in North America. Working with the famous quality gurus Dr. Edward Deming and Dr. Shigeo Shingo, Mr. Oishi promoted the concepts of Kaizen, a Japanese philosophy of that stresses continuous manufacturing improvement and lean production. A frequent speaker on this subject, he published numerous papers on how to reduce costs by eliminating waste on the shop floor. Mr. Oishi continually stressed the need for North American manufacturers to commit to quality improvement systems in order to maintain their competitiveness.
JIT Automation further pursues Mr. Oishi’s vision by helping North American manufactures rise to the challenges of the global market.