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Four Days with Dr. Deming (Reengineering Process Improvement Series) [Paperback]

William J. Latzko , David M. Saunders
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Book Description

26 Jan 1995 Reengineering Process Improvement Series (Book 63366)

  • Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the legendary master of managing for quality whose techniques helped propel Japan into its postwar economic boom, delivered his management message in the form of four-day seminars. Now you can experience the wisdom of his seminars with this unique book.
  • Reviewed in detail by Dr. Deming himself before his recent death, Four Days with Dr. Deming compiles and summarizes the essence of his seminars in a remarkably entertaining and easy-to-absorb style. Through the voices of Dr. Deming, the authors, and a company executive, you will learn about the problems with prevailing management systems that focus on such short-term strategies as quotas and management by results. You will discover how to move beyond these counterproductive strategies to achieve true cooperation, process improvement, and long-term productivity.
  • The book includes Dr. Deming's most recent thinking on the System of Profound Knowledge, as well as purchasing strategies, cross-functional teams, alternatives to quotas, operational definitions, and systems of measurement. The unique one-concept-per-page visual format allows you to absorb complex material quickly, and the real-life examples make Dr. Deming's message concrete and usable.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (26 Jan 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201633663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201633665
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 22.9 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the legendary master of managing for quality whose techniques helped propel Japan into its postwar economic boom, delivered his management message in the form of four-day seminars. Now you can experience the wisdom of his seminars with this unique book.

Reviewed in detail by Dr. Deming himself before his recent death, Four Days with Dr. Deming compiles and summarizes the essence of his seminars in a remarkably entertaining and easy-to-absorb style. Through the voices of Dr. Deming, the authors, and a company executive, you will learn about the problems with prevailing management systems that focus on such short-term strategies as quotas and management by results. You will discover how to move beyond these counterproductive strategies to achieve true cooperation, process improvement, and long-term productivity.

The book includes Dr. Deming's most recent thinking on the System of Profound Knowledge, as well as purchasing strategies, cross-functional teams, alternatives to quotas, operational definitions, and systems of measurement. The unique one-concept-per-page visual format allows you to absorb complex material quickly, and the real-life examples make Dr. Deming's message concrete and usable.



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About the Author

Author William J. Latzko, a consultant in managing for quality with long-time personal familiarity with Dr. Deming and his seminars, has faithfully recreated them in fact and spirit. By reading this book you will gain the knowledge and skills to transform your company and your own personal perspective on management.

David M. Saunders, a consultant in managing for quality with long-time personal familiarity with Dr. Deming and his seminars, has faithfully recreated them in fact and spirit. By reading this book you will gain the knowledge and skills to transform your company and your own personal perspective on management.



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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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One of few books about Deming actually endorsed by Deming himself - "It is a pleasure to commend this book to anyone for easy reading of the principles of management..." (Foreword). A step-by-step, practical introduction to the basics of Deming's management philosophy, far easier to read than Deming's own books, but not attempting to reach the depth of the system of profound knowledge outlined in "The New Economics." Of particular use to managers and students in understanding Deming, and to educators in preparing several famous demonstrations, including the Red Bead Experiment and the Funnel Experiment, with ample illustrations. This is not a lecture, but a self-paced "fun" substitute for "the real thing" (Deming's four-day seminars). Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Deming Devotees 8 Nov 1997
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Format:Paperback
This book is unique. It has a format that shows f three levels of the Deming philosophy. It deliniates the viewpoint of the man who led those amazing seminars, It brings the subject to earth with a narrative, and it supplies the wonder of a first-time participant. This is the book I give my students when they ask what Dr Deming was like.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Authors take the reader through a typical four
day Deming seminar. They lead a reader thru a
seminar through the eyes of an executive and the
authors add their comments. Portions of Deming's
seminar are legendary and the authors make you
believe you're there for the marble test. Deming
had approved this book and one of the authors had been
a facilitator for a number of Deming led seminars.

If you want an easy introduction to statistical control,
this is the book for you!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disapponting production of a great man's work 14 July 2011
Format:Paperback
I have long been a fan (and an advocate) of W Edwards Deming.

This book should have been a real treat - a seminar led by the man who helped the Japanese to rebuild their economy after the Second World War and who has routinely been ignored by the West to their cost.

The book is clearly a cheap reprint of a much better book. The diagrams and text boxes are presented on a grey hashed background making them difficult to read.

Don't buy it. Seek out an older edition - maybe from a library that has the original drawings and text.

Mr Deming is probably stirring in his grave!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal introduction to Deming's approach to management 11 April 1999
By André Everett (aeverett@commerce.otago.ac.nz) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
One of few books about Deming actually endorsed by Deming himself - "It is a pleasure to commend this book to anyone for easy reading of the principles of management..." (Foreword). A step-by-step, practical introduction to the basics of Deming's management philosophy, far easier to read than Deming's own books, but not attempting to reach the depth of the system of profound knowledge outlined in "The New Economics." Of particular use to managers and students in understanding Deming, and to educators in preparing several famous demonstrations, including the Red Bead Experiment and the Funnel Experiment, with ample illustrations. This is not a lecture, but a self-paced "fun" substitute for "the real thing" (Deming's four-day seminars). Highly recommended.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick breezy book reviewing the basics of a four day seminar 14 Oct 1996
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Authors take the reader through a typical four
day Deming seminar. They lead a reader thru a
seminar through the eyes of an executive and the
authors add their comments. Portions of Deming's
seminar are legendary and the authors make you
believe you're there for the marble test. Deming
had approved this book and one of the authors had been
a facilitator for a number of Deming led seminars.

If you want an easy introduction to statistical control,
this is the book for you!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Deming Devotees 8 Nov 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is unique. It has a format that shows f three levels of the Deming philosophy. It deliniates the viewpoint of the man who led those amazing seminars, It brings the subject to earth with a narrative, and it supplies the wonder of a first-time participant. This is the book I give my students when they ask what Dr Deming was like.
5.0 out of 5 stars It was like I was there! 25 Mar 2014
By Roshelle Pearson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I loved this book. It was SO easy to read, easy to follow, & easy to digest the information being provided. This is an amazing tool to learn what Dr. Deming would have shared if he were still alive to continue his seminars.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Days with Dr. Deming: A Strategy for Modern Methods of Management 29 Aug 2013
By Gilles Belanger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am impressed by Dr. Deming seminars' content.

This book contains good informations about the details of his four day seminar.
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