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The Failure of “The Livonia Philosophy” at my GM Plant

Guest post by Mark Graban As I wrote about in my first post, my first job out of college was at the GM Livonia Engine Plant, outside of Detroit. General Motors wasn’t my ideal workplace after having read Deming’s Out of the Crisis and learning a bit about Lean manufacturing in college. If possible, I […]

Why Dr. Deming’s Work is So Important to Me

Guest post by Mark Graban While my work is usually associated with the term “Lean” and the lessons from the Toyota Production System, some of my earliest learning and inspiration for improvement came from the work of W. Edwards Deming. I don’t think I learned anything about Deming or his work as an undergraduate Industrial […]

True North Can Really Be “Management by Results” in Disguise

Guest post by Mike Stoecklein I hear a lot of talk in healthcare about the importance of defining “true north” for the organization. If you search the internet, you’ll find many definitions of true north and examples from organizations. Here are a few (all are from healthcare organizations): The company’s governing objective. Example given: deliver […]

Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Guest post by Luciana Paulise, see part 1 of these thoughts: Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. How to apply the model The SME deck is to be developed in two months, with weekly two hours meetings, on-line or face to face depending on the location of my clients. After the two months, […]

Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

SMED your SME journey applying Deming principles – guest post by Luciana Paulise How to build succesful business right the first time For more than 10 years now I have been helping people to develop their own Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). As a graduate with a degree in business, at first, I helped students […]

Healthcare, Paradigm Shifts and the Influence of W.E. Deming

Guest post by Mike Stoecklein [broken link removed] I’ve been involved with healthcare most of my life. I blogged about my experience [broken link removed] in healthcare back in 2011 and described how my “hope level” for improvement in healthcare has gone up and down like a sine-wave pattern over the last 20-30 years. I […]

What I Learned at the 21st Annual International Deming Research Summit

Guest post by Mike Stoecklein [broken link removed] I just returned from the 21st Annual International Deming Research Summit. I blogged about that a week ago [broken link removed]. Here are my “top 10″ learnings from that event: 10. Executive Director of the Deming Institute, Kevin Cahill (Dr. Deming’s Grandson) shared several “ah-ha’s” including a […]

Quality Beginnings: Deming and Madison, Wisconsin

This post in an excerpt from The Quality Leadership Workbook for Police by Chief David Couper and Captain Sabine Lobitz. While the intense focus on quality movement in the 1980s did not become the dominant way to run an organization like many of us thought it would, it still became one of society’s major influences. […]