Deming Legacy

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Start 2022 with positive momentum – a message from Kelly Allan

By Christina Dragonetti / December 31, 2021 / 0 Comments

I started my consulting firm nearly 40 years ago and have spent my career helping organizations implement change. I could also say, I’ve helped companies—small and large, and across many industries—”do Deming.” There is no shortage of trends when it comes to organizational development, leadership theories and improvement methods. However, as these formulas come and […]

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When your aim is your name – A message from Trustee Keith Sparkjoy

By Christina Dragonetti / December 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

As a lifelong learner, I draw insight and inspiration from many writers, teachers, and thought leaders. In 2004, together with some good friends, we cofounded a wonderful company called Pluralsight whose aim is to democratize professional technology learning. During my decade there, I studied organizational health, with a focus on the work of Dr. Deming. I […]

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Build Caring Teams – a message from Trustee Paula Marshall

By Christina Dragonetti / December 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

People are often surprised that the mission statement of Bama Companies, an international food manufacturer, is “People helping people be successful through caring and accountability.” When a heart attack prevented my father from continuing to run Bama Companies, a family business, he asked me to take over. It was 1984, and I was young and […]

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

By David Zack / 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 David Zack / 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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