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The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Podcast


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Jun 22, 2018

In our 13th "Deming Lens" episode, host Tripp Babbitt shares his interpretation of wide-ranging aspects and implications of Dr. Deming's theory of management, including commentary by Dr. Deming.   Special thanks to Jean-Marie Gogue, Founder and President of the French Deming Association, for sharing the vintage audio file of a 1980 lecture by Dr. Deming in Paris.

Topics in this episode include:

  • Many questions in France about Japanese quality

  • In Japan, quality is everybody’s job

  • In France, quality control departments

  • 18 visits to Japan

  • Top management in Japan listened to how to make use of statistical methods everywhere

  • Eagerness of top management in Japan

  • Four forces came together in 1950 - conferences with top management, teaching of several engineers, in previous visits to Japan, leading Japanese statisticians came together, the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineer’s (JUSE) role in teaching statistical methods