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Baking Apple Pies Using the Deming Management System

Paula Marshall, the CEO of the Bama Companies, discusses her adoption of Deming principles at Bama Companies. In the podcast she discusses going to see a Dr. Deming 4 day seminar in 1990 and then working with him for 3 years on bringing new management thinking to the Bama Companies. And she continues with the […]

Dr. Deming’s Work Papers at the Library of Congress

Much of Dr. Deming’s work is housed and available at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. The Library of Congress made a formal request for Dr. Deming’s professional papers soon after his death. They were donated by The W. Edwards Deming Institute and are available from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. […]

The W. Edward Deming Institute Launches a New Podcast Series

The W. Edward Deming Institute is pleased to announce the Deming Podcast. We created a new Twitter account specifically for the podcasts: @DemingPodcast (our main Twitter account is @DemingInstitute). In Deming podcast episode number one (download) moderator Tripp Babbitt interviews Kevin Cahill, the President of The W. Edwards Deming Institute and the grandson or Dr. […]

The Development of Deming’s Management System

Jan 24 1989 – first presentation of Deming’s “System of Profound Knowledge” Knowledge of variation; statistical theory Knowledge of the distinction between common causes and special causes Knowledge about the loss from tampering Knowledge about the interaction of forces Knowledge of operational definitions Knowledge psychology Knowledge of cooperation and its benefits It is interesting to […]

W. Edwards Deming Photo Gallery

The photo gallery on the new website for The W. Edwards Deming Institute includes quite a few photos looking back at Dr. Deming’s life. Seeing the photos from when he was younger is interesting since so many of the images (and videos) we are used to seeing show him after he was 80 years old. […]

Podcast with Clare Crawford-Mason Discussing Dr. Deming’s Ideas on Management

Mark Graban interviewed Clare Crawford-Mason for his Lean Blog podcast. Clare produced If Japan Can… Why Can’t We?, Deming Library video series and Good News… How Hospitals Heal Themselves. She discussed quite a few important ideas including: The value of cooperation (that is often obscured by a focus on competition) Appreciation for systems Looking beyond […]

Video Introduction to Dr. W. Edwards Deming

This video has been added to The W. Edwards Deming Institute YouTube channel. The video provides some history on Dr. Deming and his ideas on management. We hope you enjoy this short look at Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s life. Related: Inspection is too late: the quality, good or bad, is already in the product – […]

Podcast Discussing Dr. Deming’s Ideas, The Deming Institute and Toyota

Joe Dager, Business 901, has published an interview with me in a podcast: Dr. Deming on Lean in 2012. I hope you enjoy the podcast. Download podcast directly or via the Business901 iTunes Store. I discussed some of my history with Dr. Deming’s ideas on management and my thoughts on the application of those ideas […]