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A Perspective on Deming’s Ideas

Here is a long document looking at Deming’s ideas, written by Raphael Vitalo – Deming Revisited: The Real Quality Model for Commerce. The document explores Dr. Deming’s ideas in depth and provides the authors viewpoint. In my opinion, it is an interesting read. I would disagree with some statements and some characterizations but it is […]

Statistical Techniques Allow Management to do a Better Job

In this post I discuss another wonderful paper by Dr. Deming. The W. Edwards Deming Institute makes this paper, and many more, available on our website. As you would expect from a non-profit focused on promoting the application of his ideas these articles are freely available with no barriers to downloading them. On the Teaching […]

Lean Management Journal Articles by Bill Bellows

Bill Bellows serves on the board of trustees for The W. Edwards Deming Institute. He has been writing articles for the Lean Management Journal for several years that discuss how to apply Deming’s ideas (and related management improvement ideas) in organizations. Those articles include: The Last Straw And, so it goes, when we relentlessly focus […]

Before Deming’s 14 Points for Management

The French Deming Association has a mission to implement the management theory designed by Deming. They offer The New Economics and Out of the Crisis in French as well as other related books. Their web site also offers several interesting papers including: Before Deming’s 14 Points for Management by Jean-Marie Gogue, The French Deming Association. […]

The History and Evolution of the PDSA Cycle

Ron Moen and Clifford Norman wrote a very interesting article on the history of the PDSA cycle: Clearing up myths about the Deming cycle and seeing how it keeps evolving. It is not enough to determine that a change resulted in improvement during a particular test, according to Moen, Nolan and Provost. As you build […]

Some Statistical Logic in the Management of Quality by W. Edward Deming

W. Edwards Deming wrote Some Statistical Logic in the Management of Quality to fill in some of the missing links in the use of statistical methods, with special reference to responsibilities at the management level for effective mobilization of statistical knowledge and skills. In the paper, he describes statistical control of quality as a system, […]

Four Days with Dr. Deming

W. Edwards Deming is remembered for many things; one of those touchstones was the Deming 4-day seminar. Those 4-day seminars changed the lives of many people. And many of those people went on to change their organizations and the lives of those working there. Scott M. Paton wrote a short article on his experience, Four […]

Improving Problem Solving

I suggest reading this excellent paper on Improving Problem Solving by Ian Bradbury and Gipsie Ranney. As they note, problem solving is not a substitute for innovation and improvement as solving a problem solving only returns you to the status quo. The paper also considers the relationship between problem solving and system improvement. Their paper […]

Respect for Employees – Don’t Waste the Ability of People

Clare Crawford Mason published this interview, with Dr. Deming, at the time of her NBC broadcast, If Japan Can Why Can’t We (1980). ‘Made in Japan’ Is No Joke Now, Thanks to Edwards Deming: His New Problem Is ‘Made in U.S.A.’: Does job security affect productivity? Dr. Deming: In Japan a company worker’s position is […]