Question: What are the best books on quality control?
Answer : The ancient tome to start with is W. Edwards Deming — Out of the Crisis. You may also read The Essential Deming, by Joyce Nilsson Orsini, as a more digestible form of the same concepts (Deming was never a hugely engaging writer, albeit extremely direct).
For a more modern take, look to The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker. It is a practical and whole implementation of Deming’s philosophy with concrete implementation details from one of the world’s most successful quality practitioners.
Avoid books on Six Sigma, Lean, or other such contemporary buzzwords. They make significant promises about exacting processes that may not be applicable to your organization; Six Sigma in particular being filled to the brim with artificial ceremony and dogma that, in my opinion, detracts from the larger goal. It’s extremely important to understand and internalize the holistic systemic view of Quality control before advancing. Thus, start with Deming. （Author: Olukayode Ajewole From: Quora）