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The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK)

The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of Dr. W. Edwards Deming's lifelong efforts to define a comprehensive theory of management which embraces his 14 Points for ...
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Dr. Deming’s 14 Points for Management

Dr. W. Edwards Deming offered 14 key principles for management to follow to improve the effectiveness of a business or organization significantly. The principles (points) were first presented in his ...
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Seven Deadly Diseases of Management

While the 14 Points for Management can be said to express Dr. Deming's philosophy of transformational management, his Seven Deadly Diseases of Management describe the most serious barriers that management faces to improving effectiveness ...
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PDSA Cycle

The PDSA Cycle (Plan-Do-Study-Act) is a systematic process for gaining valuable learning and knowledge for the continual improvement of a product, process, or service. Also known as the Deming Wheel, ...
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Red Bead Experiment

Beginning in the early 1980s, Dr. Deming used his infamous Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about poor management practices, including several of the Seven Deadly Diseases, ...
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The Funnel Experiment

The Funnel Experiment was devised by Dr. Deming to describe the adverse effects of making changes to a process without first making a careful study of the possible causes of the variation ...
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Deming Institute Blog

Inspection is too late. The quality, good or bad, is already in the product.

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. Inspection does not improve the quality, nor guarantee quality. Inspection is too late. The quality, good or bad, is already…

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Shortage of Implementation Details

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). From Lean Thinking by James Womack and Daniel Jones (page 126): the management of Wiremold…

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Speech by Dr. Deming to Japanese Business Leaders in 1950

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. Several speeches are mentioned in the various biographical sketches of Dr. Deming and his impact on Japanese management. In particular a talk he gave…

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