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The Deming Management Method

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Whether you are the owner of your own small business, a middle manager in a mid-sized company, or the CEO of a multinational, this book aims to show you how to improve your profits and productivity, following the principles of the Deming management method.
Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Management Books 2000 (first published June 1st 1986)
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A book that's turned up, and been useful, again and again since I first encountered it in a Total Quality Leadership (TQL) program, the military version of Total Quality Management (TQM), back in the 90s while on active duty as a Marine officer, then again in a public health job a decade later. Dr. Deming was the innovator who tried to share what he'd learned about managing processes to the U.S. auto industry, then went to Japan when Detroit ignored him, with the results visible in the products ...more
Sep 07, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has carry over in any business. I incorporated this style in healthcare management and parenting!! It's a great story on a can do business model. A must read. (it might seem out dated, but I believe .. The essence of good leadership is in there)
Feb 02, 2011 Ron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: quality
A book that better explains the Out of Crisis book that Deming wrote. Perhaps this is the best book to begin to understand the concepts.
Chuck Russo
Jan 31, 2009 Chuck Russo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
excellent book about W. Edwards Deming's business principles
Mar 31, 2014 Yves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, office
I bought this book and read it in the early years of starting Qualifirst, my first company. Deming was a bit of a business hero to me at that time and I was pretty excited to be able to talk to someone that had read & given some thought on "The Parable of the Red Beads" which is early in the book, dealing with work systems and processes outside of a worker's control.

I read it and used what I could but the concept of total quality reinforced my determination that a business that was not inher
Matt Clem
A good fundamental reference for business philosophy. The Deming Management Method brought quality back to the U.S. Surprising that so many organizations still fail to implement these leadership practices which should, by now, be commonplace.
Michael Carbonari
Sep 04, 2015 Michael Carbonari rated it really liked it
Business based on long term relationships serving mutual needs of business and suppliers. Deming was an American. It is his philosophy the Japanese put into practice when they started competing against us and beating us.
Aug 20, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
I personally really enjoyed many of the principles raised in the book and wonder how they apply to today, since much of this was written awhile ago and many of the examples provided (I stopped reading somewhere around past the story involving Ford and the Taurus) just don't seem to as appropriate given more recent history. Nevertheless, I'm sure many of the concepts really do apply to many companies (or agencies in the work scenarios I deal with) and could be readily applied if leadership were w ...more
Jonathan Trost
I enjoyed learning about his methods and Mr Demming. however most of this books was the same stories with different companies repeated again and again...american companies ignored quality, foreign competition came in and stole market share, american companies adopted Demmings methods after culture/org changes, and became more competitive.

If you are looking for a book to learn about the statistical methods Demming used, this is not the book for you.
Daniel Lang
Dec 26, 2013 Daniel Lang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a simple introduction to Dr. Deming's "Method" of Management, an overview of his life and examples of practical applications this book is simply the best. It is the launch pad for life long learning of quality and everything associated to it. I just cannot praise this book enough.
This book was my introduction to Dr. Deming - as a manager I have heard his name and his work mentioned over and over again so I figured it was time to get to know him better.
Jan 03, 2011 Bridget marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is the paperback edition of the hardcover shown above. Cannot find the exact edition. I have four copies of this book. (One swapped so far)
Jan 22, 2016 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Fantastic review of statistics and statistical quality control explaining workers' success or non success in a system.
Jan 07, 2009 Brian marked it as to-read
Suggested by Mark Graban from when asked about good book about Dr. Demming.
Dec 31, 2010 Bridget marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is the correct publisher but a soft cover edition. I own five copies.
Should be zero star rating now
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My deceased husband's book.
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