System of Profound Knowledge

Four-Day Seminar with Dr. Deming Videos

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). The W. Edwards Deming Institute provides online access to a recording, from 1992, of Dr. Deming’s Four-Day Seminar. There is a cost for viewing these videos; remember we do make many videos available online for no charge including: If Japan …

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In Search of Excellence

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute “A product or service possesses quality if it helps someone and enjoys a sustainable market.” W. Edwards Deming  “Quality is defined by doing it right the first time.” Phillip Crosby “There is not a day I don’t think about what Dr. Deming meant to us. Deming is …

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Iterative Customer Focus

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. On Statistical Techniques in Industry as a Natural Resource by W. Edwards Deming (1952) In the new way, management introduces, through consumer research, a 4th step, and runs through the 4 steps is a cycle, over and over … New Way Design the …

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Applying Deming’s Management Ideas at the Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bob Browne’s presentation, Profound Knowledge of the Real Thing, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Bob is the former CEO of the Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company. Among other things, this presentation is a good option for those seeking an example that provides historical business results …

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What to think when things do not add up…

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. “The efforts of the various divisions in a company, each given a job, are not additive.   Their efforts are interdependent.” W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics In the summer of 2005, I spoke at a conference which featured Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, as …

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