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W Edwards Deming
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Plants don't close from poor workmanship, but from poor management. W Edwards Deming
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The transformation will come from leadership. W Edwards Deming
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Any two people have different ideas of what is important. W Edwards Deming
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You do not find knowledge in a dictionary, only information. W Edwards Deming
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You do not install knowledge. W Edwards Deming
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Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and the people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment. W Edwards Deming
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Competition should not be for a share of the market-but to expand the market. W Edwards Deming
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It's management's job to know. W Edwards Deming
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Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for inspection on a mass basis by building quality into the product in the first place. W Edwards Deming
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No one can measure the loss of business that may arise from a defective item that goes out to a customer. W Edwards Deming
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Nobody goes to work to do a bad job. W Edwards Deming
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Put a good person in a bad system and the bad system wins, no contest. W Edwards Deming
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Survival is optional. No one has to change. W Edwards Deming
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There is no economy in having one operation produce a part and another separate the good ones from the bad ones. W Edwards Deming
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The greatest losses are unknown and unknowable. W Edwards Deming
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People need to know what their jobs are. W Edwards Deming
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There is no knowledge without theory. W Edwards Deming
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Change the rule and you will get a new number. W Edwards Deming
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A leader knows who is outside of the system and needs special help. W Edwards Deming
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There is very little evidence that we give a hoot about profit. W Edwards Deming
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Information is not knowledge. Let's not confuse the two. W Edwards Deming
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The prevailing style of management must undergo transformation. A system can not understand itself. The transformation requires a view from outside. W Edwards Deming
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A system must be managed. It will not manage itself. W Edwards Deming
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Quality starts in the boardroom. W Edwards Deming
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It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment. W Edwards Deming
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Failure of management to plan for the future and to foresee problems has brought about waste of manpower, of materials, of the machine-time, of all which raise the manufacturer's cost and price that the purchaser must pay W Edwards Deming
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Mere allocation of huge sums of money for quality will not bring quality. W Edwards Deming
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In 1945, the world was in a shambles. American companies had no competition. So nobody really thought much about quality. Why should they? The world bought everything America produced. It was a prescription for disaster. W Edwards Deming
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I predicted in 1950 that in five years, manufacturers the world over would be screaming for protection. It took only four years. W Edwards Deming
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A manager of people needs to understand that all people are different. This is not ranking people. He needs to understand that the performance of anyone is governed largely by the system that he works in, the responsibility of management. W Edwards Deming
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One cannot be successful on visible figures alone ... the most important figures that one needs for management are unknown or unknowable, but successful management must nevertheless take account of them. W Edwards Deming
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...the principle that where there is fear, there will be wrong figures.... W Edwards Deming
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Experience by itself teaches nothing...Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence without theory there is no learning. W Edwards Deming
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The source of innovation is freedom. All we have - new knowledge, invention - comes from freedom. Discoveries and new knowledge come from freedom. When somebody is responsible only to himself, [has] only himself to satisfy, then you'll have invention, new thought, now product, new design, new ideas. W Edwards Deming
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It's not enough to do your best; you must know what to do & then do your best. W Edwards Deming
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What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. W Edwards Deming
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Shrink, shrink variation, to reduce the loss. W Edwards Deming
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Managing by results only makes things worse. W Edwards Deming
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Forces of Destruction: grades in school, merit system, incentive pay, business plans, quotas. W Edwards Deming
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It does not happen all at once. There is no instant pudding. W Edwards Deming
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Understanding variation is the key to success in quality and business. W Edwards Deming
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We are here for an education. W Edwards Deming
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We are here to learn, to make a difference and to have fun. W Edwards Deming
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A manager of people knows that in this stable state it is distracting to tell the worker about a mistake. W Edwards Deming
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Without theory we can only copy. W Edwards Deming
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You can expect what you inspect. W Edwards Deming
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The greatest waste ... is failure to use the abilities of people...to learn about their frustrations and about the contributions that they are eager to make. W Edwards Deming
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Many people in management are being paid to produce waste. W Edwards Deming
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A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system. W Edwards Deming
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Management by results is confusing special causes with common causes. W Edwards Deming
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To successfully respond to the myriad of changes that shake the world, transformation into a new style of management is required. The route to take is what I call profound knowledge, knowledge for leadership of transformation. W Edwards Deming
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Management by results - like driving a car by looking in rear view mirror. W Edwards Deming
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To copy is to invite disaster. W Edwards Deming
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The aim of leadership should be to improve the performance of man and machine, to improve quality, to increase output, and simultaneously to bring pride of workmanship to people. Put in a negative way, the aim of leadership is not merely to find and record failures of men, but to remove the causes of failure: to help people to do a better job with less effort. W Edwards Deming
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...the most important things we need to manage can't be measured. W Edwards Deming
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People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-esteem, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning. W Edwards Deming
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I think that people here expect miracles. American management thinks that they can just copy from Japan-but they don't know what to copy! W Edwards Deming
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You can not define being exactly on time. W Edwards Deming
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In Japan, a company worker's position is secure. He is retrained for another job if his present job is eliminated by productivity improvement. W Edwards Deming
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The moral is that it is necssary to innovate, to predict the needs of the customers, and give him more. He that innovates and is lucky will take the market. W Edwards Deming
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No requirement of industry is so much neglected as operational definitions. W Edwards Deming
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If you wait for people to come to you, you'll only get small problems. You must go and find them. The big problems are where people don't realize they have one in the first place. W Edwards Deming
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Adopt a new philosophy of cooperation (win-win) in which everybody wins. W Edwards Deming
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Retroactive management emphasizes the bottom line. W Edwards Deming
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The process is not just the sum of its parts. W Edwards Deming
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The individual has been crushed by our style of management today. W Edwards Deming
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3% of the problems have figures, 97% of the problems do not. W Edwards Deming
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A rule should suit the purpose. W Edwards Deming
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A leader's job is to help his people. W Edwards Deming
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Let us ask our suppliers to come and help us to solve our problems. W Edwards Deming
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