I've been doing a lot of re-reading (and some fresh reading) of the concepts of W. Edwards Deming recently. I've decided April will be “Deming Month” on the Lean Blog. It's not that we'll exclusively write about Deming, but I'll make a more concerted effort to highlight his teachings. I was hoping we could all discuss his impact on lean and the Toyota Production System.
I gave an lean overview talk once at a healthcare conference, and an attendee afterward asked, “How can you talk about lean and not talk about Deming?” My only answer for that was just time pressures of the talk. It's hard to cover everything in an overview.
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