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The Deming Philosophy: New Ways To Think About The World

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. Mike Tveite shared his presentation “The Deming Philosophy: New Ways To Think About The World” at the 1993 Ohio Quality and Productivity Forum conference. I would emphasis, as I have done in a few previous posts, that these presentations that we share are incredibly valuable. […]

Leading The Transformation Process

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Leading The Transformation Process, Barbara Lawton’s presentation at the 1993 Ohio Quality and Productivity Forum conference: Aim of Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge in Barbara’s words (building on Deming’s quote “provide jobs and more jobs“). Create value for customers, ourselves […]

3rd Edition of The New Economics Has Been Released

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The new edition of The New Economics includes an introduction by Kevin Cahill (the Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and W. Edwards Deming’s grandson). This new 3rd Edition (published 25 years after the 1st edition) also includes a new chapter […]

An Ongoing Conversation with Ed Baker, Episode #1 – January 28, 2019

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute, featuring highlights of ongoing conversations with Ed Baker, author of The Symphony of Profound Knowledge (created in partnership with Aileron.org), and a Trustee Emeritus of The Deming Institute. In this first episode, Ed and I share our interpretations of Continuous Improvement and Continual Improvement and why we believe Dr. […]

Why Deming? Why Now? Why…India?

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. This webcast shows Balaji Reddie’s presentation, Why Deming? Why Now? Why India?, given at the 25th Annual W. Edwards Deming Institute Conference in 2018. A powerful point Balaji Reddie made during the presentation was that you learn about Deming’s ideas by applying them. […]

What is a system?

Guest post by Keith Sparkjoy, vice president of the Sparkjoy Foundation, originally featured as a post at www.keithsparkjoy.com.  Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Keith. Dictionary definition: “a collection of parts that make up a whole”. Deming took this one step further by postulating that every system must have an aim. Many systems evolve without their “designers” […]

What we see…

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute In reflecting on the popularity of lean, I offer a proposal to those who provide both educational resources and qualifications to lean practitioners.   While using the educational foundation established in The Machine That Changed the World, I suggest being ever mindful of the influence of our respective […]

Why Deming / Why Now / Working to transform “our” system

Guest blog by Dennis Sergent, Principal Consultant, Sergent Results Group Like many people, my introduction to W. Edwards Deming was the NBC Special (termed a “Whitepaper”),  “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We?”  His questions within resonated with me immediately, as I was a new supervisor for Bell Telephone.  “What can we do to work smarter, not harder?” […]