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Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Myron Tribus Interview of Homer Sarasohn

This video shows Myron Tribus interviewing Homer Sarasohn in 1988. This post is fairly tangential to the normal scope of this blog but I find it interesting. Largely it is about efforts to rebuild the Japanese economy after the devastation of World War II. Obviously W. Edwards Deming was involved in this effort and his […]

2016 Deming Prize Winners

The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2016 Deming Prize winners. Three companies were awarded the Deming Prize this year: Ashok Leyland, Pantnagar Plant (India) Toyota Motor Kyushu (Japan) Maruwa Electronic & Chemical (Japan) Here is a blog post on a 2006 visit to the Toyota Motor Kyushu plant by Mike […]

My First Trip To Japan by Peter Scholtes

The Philadelphia Area Council for Excellence organized a tour to visit businesses Japan in 1985 and learn from them. 38 people participated in the trip including Peter Scholtes; William Hunter (my father); Brian and Laurel Joiner; Myron Tribus; and David and Carole Schwinn (David and Carole are presenting at our annual conference in September). Peter […]

Brian Joiner Podcast on Management, Sustainability and the Health Care System

Joe Dager has posted another Business 901 podcast with a leading Deming management authority, this time with Brian Joiner, author of Fourth Generation Management, co-author of the Team Handbook and long time colleague of Dr. Deming. Early in Brian’s career he shared an office with Dr. Deming’s wife; and that led to Brian getting to […]

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 – […]

Interview with Masaaki Imai

Masaaki Imai is a consultant, author and founder of the Kaizen Institute. The second edition of his book, Gemba Kaizen, was published this year. He agreed to an interview with The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog. Question: Did you work with Dr. Deming? Answer: I never had the privileges of meeting Dr. Deming. I can […]

Speech by Dr. Deming to Japanese Business Leaders in 1950

Several speeches are mentioned in the various biographical sketches of Dr. Deming and his impact on Japanese management. In particular a talk he gave at the Mt. Hakone Conference center in 1950 seems to have been important. Attendees included the top industrial managers, representing an estimated 75% of industrial capital base of Japan at that […]

2012 Deming Prize Winners

The 2012 Deming Prize winners were announced today by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). The companies awarded the Deming Prize this year are: SRF Limited, Chemicals Business (India) Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Farm Equipment Sector, Swaraj Division (India) This continues the recent trend of organizations based in India receiving the Deming prize. […]