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Whether you're the owner of our own small business, a middle manager in a mid-sized company, or the CEO of a multinational, this book can show you how to improve your profits and productivity. How? By following the principles of The Deming Management Method.
Middle- and top-echelon managers in particular will find Dr. Deming's method provocative and controversial. He is for a total revamping of the way American managers manage. Some of his pet peeves are: managers who manage by slogans or by setting quotas, managers who don't know what their jobs are and who can't define the responsibilities of the workers under them, managers who tend to blame workers, not realizing that workers want to take pride in their work. Change, Dr. Deming beliees, starts at the top with an informed, quality-conscious management. This book includes excellent advice on how to achieve that level of management expertise in the author's analysis of Dr. Deming's famous 14 Points for Managers and his Deadly diseases of management.
Dr. Deming's management techniques are all carefully explained in this detailed, step-by-step treatment of their major points and of their practical applications to everyday business life.
A large portion of The Deming Management Method is devoted to practical applications of the method by some of American's most innovative firms, including Honeywell, AT&T and Campbell's Soup.
Whether you are the owner of a small business, a middle manager in a mid-sized company, or the CEO of a multinational, this book can show you how to improve your profits and productivity. Change, Dr. Deming believes, should start at the top with an informed, quality-conscious management. His 14 points for managers offer practical applications for everyday business life.
Foreword by W. Edwards Deming Preface
Part One: W. Edwards Deming - The Man and His Mission
Chapter 1: W. Edwards Deming: A Biographical Note Chapter 2: The Deming "Four-Day": A Seminar Begins Chapter 3: An Introduction to the Fourteen Points, the Seven Deadly Diseases, and Some Obstacles Chapter 4: The Parable of the Red Beads
Part Two: The Deming Management Method
Chapter 5: Point One: Create Constancy of Purpose for the Improvement of Product and Service Chapter 6: Point Two: Adopt the New Philosophy Chapter 7: Point Three: Cease Dependence on Mass Inspection Chapter 8: Point Four: End the Practice of Awarding Business on Price Tag Alone Chapter 9: Point Five: Improve Constantly and Forever the System of Production and Service Chapter 10: Point Six: Institute Training and Retraining Chapter 11: Point Seven: Institute Leadership Chapter 12: Point Eight: Drive Out Fear Chapter 13: Point Nine: Break Down Barriers Between Staff Areas Chapter 14: Point Ten: Eliminate Slogans, Exhortations, and Targets for the Workforce Chapter 15: Point Eleven: Eliminate Numerical Quotas Chapter 16: Point Twelve: Remove Barriers to Pride of Workmanship Chapter 17: Point Thirteen: Institute a Vigorous Program of Education and Retraining Chapter 18: Point Fourteen: Take Action to Accomplish the Transformation Chapter 19: The Seven Deadly Diseases and Some Obstacles Chapter 20: Doing It with Data
Part Three: Making Deming Work
Chapter 21: The Deming Prize Chapter 22: Shifting Gears: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan Chapter 23: Spreading the Deming Word: Growth Opportunity Alliance of Greater Lawrence, Lawrence, Massachusetts Chapter 24: Deming to the Rescue: Malden Mills, Lawrence, Massachusetts Chapter 25: Adopting the New Philosophy: Honeywell Information Systems, Lawrence Manufacturing Operation, Lawrence, Massachusetts Chapter 26: Toward a Critical Mass: American Telephone and Telegraph, Merrimack Valley Works, North Andover, Massachusetts Chapter 27: The Philadelphia Model: Philadelphia Area Council for Excellence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chapter 28: The Evolution of a "Demingized" Company: Janbridge, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chapter 29: The Transformation of an American Manager: Microcircuit Engineering Corporation, Mt. Holly, New Jersey Chapter 30: Lew Springer - The Role of a Zealot: Campbell Soup Company, Camden, New Jersey
Epilogue Notes Index
Posted March 25, 2004
This is an awsome book. I read it for one class over a year ago and I still refer back to it for other classes. A definate must have in your personal library
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