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India Fights COVID-19 with Control Charts

By Norea Hoeft / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to how the data are being reported, it seems like the pandemic is getting worse in India, despite the lockdown. Balaji S Reddie, founder of The Deming Forum India and a member of our Advisory Council, is using control charts to set the record straight.

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2019 ASA Deming Lecture, Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

By deming / March 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Nicholas Fisher, University of Sydney, presents the 2019 ASA Deming Lecture – Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

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Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos

By deming / February 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Are you struggling with what data to collect and how to use them to better lead your organization? Dr. Donald J. Wheeler to the rescue in his short and easy read, Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos.

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Impact of Process Tampering on Variation (Experiment)

By Bill Bellows / January 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

What do engineering students learn about variation when they launch a catapult with three different sets of instructions?

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Rethinking Statistics for Quality Control with George Box

By deming / December 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

George Box shared a presentation on Rethinking Statistics for Quality Control at our 2008 Deming Institute Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Restoring Joy and Meaning to Learning

By deming / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability David Langford has taken his experience with applying Deming’s ideas to education to his position as the Superintendent of Ingenium schools in Los Angeles, California. The focus of Ingenium is “restoring joy and meaning to learning.” David talks about how Ingenium schools are […]

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What Loss Will a Business Suffer Due to a Dissatisfied Customer?

By deming / June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, who founded curiouscat.com in 1996. You can’t know how much a dissatisfied customer will cost your business in the long run. You can make statistical judgements about how costly dissatisfied customers are to a business but those are loaded with many guesses. They can give a general indication of the […]

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Book Review – The Tyranny of Metrics

By Bill Bellows / June 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Michael Godfried: planner and policy analyst in Washington State and Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute Jerry Z. Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics (2018) is a book that I believe Dr. Deming would have surely appreciated. This well-researched book gives an ever timely overview of the history and drivers behind the misuse of metrics […]

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Deming 101: Goals, Aims, and Analytics, by Mike Tveite

By deming / June 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

In this 2012 webcast by Mike Tveite, learn the difference between an aim and a goal, and how the goal often gets in the way of the aim.

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Reliability: Another Dimension of Quality

By deming / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, who founded curiouscat.com in 1996. 2015 ASA Deming Lecture by William Meeker – Reliability: The Other Dimension of Quality: William Meeker begins the presentations discussing his experience with W. Edwards Deming in relation to a paper by Meeker and Gerald Hahn. The core issue related to the issues around problems […]

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