Dr. Deming

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By bill@deming.org / June 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. “There is not a day I don’t think about what Dr. Deming meant to us. Deming is the core of our management,” proclaimed Shoichiro Toyoda, Toyota’s president between 1982 and 1992 and chairman between 1992 and 1999, at the 1980 Deming Prize Ceremonies in Japan. One year earlier, […]

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Manage the System to Score a Whole in One: A Golf Lesson

By Guest Post / June 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Edward Martin Baker.   A version of this post originally appeared on Aileron.org. In a previous blog, “Leaders can make music,” I used the analogy of the leader as orchestra conductor who follows a score to orchestrate people playing together. The score to which I referred was Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge. Another […]

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Don’t Gamble with your Company’s Culture

By bill@deming.org / June 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Lori Fry, Principal with Navigator Management Partners, originally featured as a post at https://dignityatworkproject.com/ Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Lori. “Our growth is hurting our culture.” “We need more structure, but I’m afraid it will kill our culture.” “Our culture is perfect. We don’t have processes and rules. We […]

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The Problem is to Find a Date

By bill@deming.org / June 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. In February 1989, Professor Doug Fox, from Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business, received a reply to his invitation to Dr. Deming to speak with his classes.   Dr. Deming’s letter, dated February 11th, began with: I thank you for your kind invitation to speak with your […]

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The Transformation is Everybody’s Job

By Matthew Moss / April 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

W. Edwards Deming’s 14th point is: Put everybody in the company to work to accomplish the transformation. The transformation is everybody’s job. One important point to note is that quotes lose a great deal when taken out of context. You can also find quotes by Dr. Deming, such as: “As I use the term here, […]

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What Business are We In?

By Matthew Moss / April 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

That quote is from The New Economics, published in 1993. Still today many companies would benefit greatly from adopting this thinking. So often companies fail to focus on the needs of customers. So often companies focus on the short term to the detriment of long term success. We would all be better off if more […]

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David and Carole Schwinn Presentation on The Man, The Mission, The Movement

By Matthew Moss / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

David and Carole Schwinn’s presentation at the 2016 Annual Deming Conference: The Man, The Mission, The Movement: David Schwinn talking about Dr. Deming’s work at Ford Dr. Deming would come and talk to top management and come and listen to the workers. That is what he did. And he would do this over and over […]

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The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in the Last Year

By Matthew Moss / January 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Here are the most popular videos on The W. Edwards Deming Institute You Tube channel in the last year. Unsurprisingly, those with W. Edwards Deming in them are very popular. The videos with the most views in the last year: W. Edwards Deming: The 14 Points: 70,693 total views all time (added 2 year ago). […]

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Toyota’s Management History

By Matthew Moss / October 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

One of the items Toyota highlights on their web site is winning the Deming Prize in 1965. From the Toyota website: Receiving the Deming Application Prize strengthened Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.’s resolve to push ahead with further TQC initiatives, and based on the points cited by the Deming Prize judges the company set the following […]

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The Deming Dimension by Henry Neave

By Matthew Moss / September 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Deming Dimension by Henry Neave provides good historical background and then a well presented explanation of Deming’s ideas on management. It is one of the best books to read to learn about Deming’s ideas. The book includes a forward by W. Edwards Deming: The prevailing system of management has smothered the individual, and consequently […]

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