An authoritative account of the man whose revolutionary methods made quality the goal of corporate America discusses Deming's work with the Japanese, his Fourteen Point philosophy for managing quality, and more. Reprint. NYT.
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Journalist Gabor tells the story of Deming, an American statistician and quality control expert who was invited by the Japanese to help them develop industry in the 1950s. Since then, Deming's principles--many the elements of the much-touted "Japanese management style"--have belatedly influenced American companies such as Ford, General Motors, and Xerox. Deming's view of quality is significantly different from that of Philip Crosby ( Let's Talk Quality , LJ 4/1/89 and Quality Without Tears , LJ 4/1/84), who stresses hard work and allowing zero defects, and Russell Wright ( A Little Bit at a Time , LJ 8/90), who looks to individuals to improve quality. Deming believes only by understanding and eliminating variation from work processes will managers have the knowledge they need to eliminate deep-rooted systemic problems. Given Deming's influence and reputation, this is a must for all business collections. A review of Rafael Aguayo's Dr. Deming: The American Who Taught the Japanese About Quality (Lyle Stuart, Oct. 1990) will appear in an upcoming issue.--Ed.
-Michael D. Kathman, St. John's Univ., Collegeville, Minn .
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