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Shortage of Implementation Details

By deming / November 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). From Lean Thinking by James Womack and Daniel Jones (page 126): the management of Wiremold was soon enrolled in the Deming seminars. As Orrie Fiume notes, “Deming’s Fourteen Points were a perfect fit with our values and we loved the […]

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Knowledge of Variation

By deming / October 25, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. The System Of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of W. Edwards Deming’s work on management. The four areas of the system are: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and psychology. This post explores knowledge of variation in the context of Dr. Deming’s management philosophy. […]

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

By deming / October 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

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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