THE W. EDWARDS DEMING INSTITUTE BLOG

Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham University in New York City

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Update: The Deming Scholars MBA Program is no longer active. The Deming Scholars MBA Program [the broken link was removed] aims to build a foundation for leadership in the new economic age. It provides a small group of highly motivated students with …

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The Deming Files @ The Process Excellence Network

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The W. Edwards Deming Institute is working with the Process Excellence Network to publish articles on Deming’s ideas: The Deming Files. The first article was published in early 2011. A 4 part series looked at Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge: Systems Thinking and the Three …

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Image of Deming Chain Reaction - text: Improve Quality —> Costs decrease because of less rework, fewer mistakes, fewer delays, snags, better use of machine-time and materials —> Productivity Improves —> Capture the market with better quality and lower price —> Stay in Business —> Provide jobs and more jobs

Deming Chain Reaction

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. From Out of the Crisis The prevailing action during the crisis Dr. Deming alluded to in the title of his books was to cut costs to improve profits. Massive layoffs of employees would get executives big bonuses and send stock prices up. Sadly, focusing on cost cutting and layoffs …

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Video of Dr. W. Edwards Deming: Deadly Diseases of Western Management

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. Dr. Deming added 2 diseases to the lists after this video. He was always learning and updating his thoughts and recommendations. As we have stated earlier, this blog attempts to continue that practice by examining Dr. Deming’s ideas and also looking at how those ideas …

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2012 Deming Prize Winners

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). The 2012 Deming Prize winners were announced today by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). The companies awarded the Deming Prize this year are: SRF Limited, Chemicals Business (India) Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Farm Equipment Sector, Swaraj Division (India) This …

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Dr. Deming on Innovation

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. Dr. Deming is well known for urging companies to bring scientific rigor to their management practices. For that reason, some people remember his primary emphasis being on control charts and PDSA and using data to validate decisions and drive improvement. It is true that he preached the importance of …

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The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The W. Edwards Deming Institute is proud to announce our first blog. The aim of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® is to foster understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge™ to advance commerce, prosperity and peace. With the blog we aim to further the …

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