Deming Legacy

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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The Gift of Dr. Deming

By Norea Hoeft / October 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Today, on Dr. Deming’s Birthday, we honor him and celebrate his gifts to each of us.

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Reflections on the Fabric of the Toyota Production System

By Bill Bellows / September 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Are you managing the parts of your company, or the way the parts interact with each other? We look to Toyota Motor Corporation for insight.

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Dr. Deming’s work lauded by world famous philosopher, Alasdair MacIntyre

By Bill Bellows / December 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of the most pre-eminent philosophers in the world, Alasdair MacIntyre cites Deming at length in his 2016 book, Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity.

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Why Deming / Why Now

By Bill Bellows / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Now, more than ever, organizations possess limitless opportunities to improve how they manage resources within a system.” – Bill Bellows

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Understanding Variation and Appreciating Variety

By Bill Bellows / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter and Bill Bellows. Beginning in 1951, the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has awarded the Deming Prize to honor organizations, and later, individuals, for extraordinary accomplishments in quality management. Recipients receive a prestigious medal, complete with an image of Dr. Deming, with his quotation, “The right quality and uniformity are foundations […]

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Video of W. Edwards Deming at Western Connecticut State University in 1990

By deming / May 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Presentation by W. Edwards Deming at Western CT State University – February 1990 We are being ruined by best efforts without knowledge. Sure we want best efforts but guided with knowledge. Efforts guided by instinct do more harm than good. Our problem is best efforts. At about the 50 minute point in the presentation Dr. […]

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Application of Statistical Methods in 1940

By deming / March 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dave Nave found an interesting forward from a set of 1985 standards on Control Charts. It describes how those standards were created as part of the World War II war effort, with Dr. Deming on the committee. Subsequently the standards were transfer to ASQ/ANSI. From the forward Upon request by the War Department, the American […]

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Reflections on Dr. Deming’s Hospital Notes – What Has Changed Since 1990?

By Guest Post / January 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Mark Graban About ten years ago, somebody sent me a PDF file of Dr. Deming’s “Some Notes on Management in a Hospital.” I felt like somebody had shared a bootleg tape of my favorite band, as I wasn’t sure the article had ever been formally published anywhere. Since I wasn’t sure if […]

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W. Edwards Deming Discussing the Leadership We Need in Our Organizations

By deming / September 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

This is a very interesting interview with W. Edwards Deming by Bill Scherkenbach (recording in February 1984, during this time Bill Scherkenbach worked at Ford and Deming was consulting with Ford). In this post I continue to explore this powerful video; it is part two of: Bill Scherkenbach’s Interview with Dr. Deming. Dr. Deming discusses […]

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