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BOOK REVIEW: The Deming Dimension

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The Deming Dimension by Henry R. Neave

Anytime I talk to people about Agile, it isn’t long before I bring Deming into the conversation. 359 more words

Book Reviews

It's called work, right?

Think about the last time you asked someone about his or her job.  The usual response is “fine…” or a sarcastic “living the dream,” yes?  As I turned the corner into my 40s, work – to me – was a means to an end. 1,156 more words

Business Management

Aim for System Optimization with Kaizen:

Kaizen is often translated as “Continuous Improvement” in Japanese and is identified as one of the core themes in lean. In today’s post I am looking at the question – can kaizen ever be bad for an organization? 745 more words


A Brief Review of Deming's 14 Points of Management

I as I noted last week, I was going through our archives and I found this review of Deming’s 14 points of management that Neil Reckon from out team put together a while back. 523 more words


Can the Late Dr. Deming Help Police Out of their Crisis?

In the summer of 1980, NBC television aired an documentary that would change America. It was titled, “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We?” and it brought to our nation’s attention the work of an aging MIT professor, Dr. 321 more words


Dr. Deming and Value Stream Mapping:

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) has become an essential part of Lean. There have been several books written specifically on this topic. VSMs are not widely spread at Toyota. 543 more words


Deming's Christianity

The Japanese revered the Godfather of quality who, as it turns out, was a Christ follower.  For all of his emphasis on process control and data, he was very humanistic in his approach– understanding well not only the laws of physics but what lay behind them. 217 more words