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The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Podcast

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Feb 9, 2018

In our 7th episode of Deming Speaks, this 30-minute excerpt from a 1992 presentation by Dr. Deming includes his thoughts on the following topics:
  1. Knowledge has temporal spread
  2. There's no true value of any characteristic that is defined in terms of measurement or observation
  3. No such thing as a fact
  4. Any plan requires...


Jan 19, 2018

In our 6th episode of Deming Speaks, this 15-minute excerpt from a 1992 presentation by Dr. Deming includes his thoughts on the following topics:
  1. Why are we here?
  2. Where's the crisis?
  3. Quality is made at the top
  4. Responsibility for quality
  5. Why did the Fiero plant close?
  6. Why did the bank close?
  7. Banks and quotas


Dec 15, 2017

In our 5th episode of Deming Speaks, this 23-minute excerpt from a 1992 presentation by Dr. Deming includes his thoughts on the following topics:
  1. Picking the best workers for the future
  2. x + xy = 8
  3. How are leaders chosen?
  4. Selection procedure for hiring employees
  5. What would happen if salaries were doubled?
  6. How to reward...


Nov 17, 2017

In our 4th episode of Deming Speaks, this 18-minute excerpt from a 1992 presentation by Dr. Deming includes his thoughts on the following topics:
  1. Goals and the Voice of the Customer
  2. Arbitrary numerical goals
  3. Applying the Deming philosophy
  4. Development of the 14 Points for Management
  5. Monopolies
  6. (Japanese) Competition


Oct 20, 2017

Beginning with an explanation that he "doesn't go anywhere without an invitation," this 23-minute excerpt from a 1990 presentation by Dr. Deming includes his thoughts on the following topics:
  1. Hard work and best efforts
  2. Role of automation
  3. How to plot points
  4. The scarcest items in all the world
  5. Missing ingredient -...