Dr. Deming

Dr. Deming holding a bouquet of flowers shaking hands with factory workers in Japan.

W. Edwards Deming is Not a Method or Program

By Christina Dragonetti / September 6, 2022 / 2 Comments

In this guest post, Ed Baker describes how the Deming philosophy is a unique and all-encompassing way of thinking. Unlike TQM, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and other programs promoted to improve quality and productivity, Deming is not simply a checklist, program, or set of methods for managers.

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photo of Eizaburo Nishibori, W. Edwards Deming and Sigeiti Moriguti

Some New Principles of Management: Deming’s 1978 Speech in Tokyo

By John Hunter / June 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

In this guest post, John Hunter pulls a few excerpts from Dr. Deming’s 1978 speech in Tokyo and connects them to Deming’s later work refining his ideas.

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Musical Compositions by W. Edwards Deming

By John Hunter / February 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. Dr. Deming encouraged organizations to respect the whole person; he recommended encouraging education even if it was not directly related to the employee’s job or potential jobs with the organization. In his own life, he pursued interests beyond those he is well known for, one of those […]

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The Gift of Dr. Deming

By Christina Dragonetti / 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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3rd Edition of The New Economics Has Been Released

By Matthew Moss / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

The new edition of The New Economics includes an introduction by Kevin Edwards Cahill and a new chapter by Kelly Allan.

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A Brief History of Quality, Part 1 – “Time has no divisions to mark its passage…”

By Bill Bellows / January 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bill Bellows looks at “step changes” and how they relate to quality.

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Break the Cycle

By Bill Bellows / December 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bill Bellows discusses using the Deming approach to turn things around – whether prompted by a crisis or an essential effort in an organization’s continued success.

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What we see…

By Bill Bellows / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bill Bellows talks about lean management within the (oft-overlooked) larger context of the Deming Philosophy.

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Four-Day Seminar with Dr. Deming Videos

By Matthew Moss / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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2017 ASA Deming Lecture, W. Edwards Deming – A Kaizen Statistician

By John Hunter / February 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. 2017 ASA Deming Lecture, W. Edwards Deming – A Kaizen Statistician, by Fritz Scheuren, NORC-University of Chicago. In his presentation, Fritz provides a personal view of W. Edwards Deming the man and Deming’s ideas. That’s the way people understood Deming. As a critic, […]

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