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20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar, 3-4 March 2014 in New York City

The 20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar will be held 3-4 March 2014 at Fordham University in New York City. Experts in healthcare and education, as well as practitioners in government, manufacturing, and service industries will share their ideas and explore their results applying Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s theory of management. Academics and practitioners will […]

Employee Involvement at Western Mountaineering

Randy Harward spoke at the 2013 Deming Institute annual conference on applying Deming management methods at Western Mountaineering and Patagonia. Western Mountaineering was facing a cash flow crisis when Randy Harward took over and he strongly considered closing down. Given the problems the “only way out of the situation was to increase turns” (increase how […]

Nobody Gives a Hoot About Profit

Deming’s First Theorem: Nobody gives a hoot about profit People spend a great deal of time worrying about profits and claiming credit or diverting blame for profit results. So why did Dr. Deming say “Nobody gives a hoot about profit?” He looked at the actions senior executives take and he looked at the actions that […]