W. Edwards Deming Birthday, Date of Birth

W. Edwards Deming

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Department of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In his book The New Economics for Industry, Government, and Education Deming championed the work of Walter Shewhart, including statistical process control, operational definitions, and what Deming called the "Shewhart Cycle," which had evolved into Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA). That was in response to the growing popularity of PDCA, which Deming viewed as tampering with the meaning of Shewhart's original work. Deming is best known for his work in Japan after WWII, particularly his work with the leaders of Japanese industry. That work began in July and August 1950, in Tokyo and at the Hakone Convention Center, when Deming delivered speeches on what he called "Statistical Product Quality Administration". Many in Japan credit Deming as one of the inspirations for what has become known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960, when Japan rose from the ashes of war on the road to becoming the second-largest economy in the world through processes partially influenced by the ideas Deming taught:

  1. Better design of products to improve service
  2. Higher level of uniform product quality
  3. Improvement of product testing in the workplace and in research centers
  4. Greater sales through side [global] markets

Deming is best known in the United States for his 14 Points (Out of the Crisis, by W. Edwards Deming, preface) and his system of thought he called the "System of Profound Knowledge". The system includes four components or "lenses" through which to view the world simultaneously:

  1. Appreciating a system
  2. Understanding variation
  3. Psychology
  4. Epistemology, the theory of knowledge

Deming made a significant contribution to Japan's reputation for innovative, high-quality products, and for its economic power. He is regarded as having had more impact on Japanese manufacturing and business than any other individual not of Japanese heritage. Despite being honored in Japan in 1951 with the establishment of the Deming Prize, he was only just beginning to win widespread recognition in the U.S. at the time of his death in 1993. President Ronald Reagan awarded him the National Medal of Technology in 1987. The following year, the National Academy of Sciences gave Deming the Distinguished Career in Science award.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Sunday, October 14, 1900
Place of Birth
Sioux City
Age
121
Star Sign

The October 14, 1900 was a Sunday under the star sign of . It was the 286 day of the year. President of the United States was William McKinley.

If you were born on this day, you are 121 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, October 14, 2022, in 352 days. You have lived for 44,207 days, or about 1,060,970 hours, or about 63,658,252 minutes, or about seconds.

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14th of October 1900 News

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Answers to Correspondents.

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THE NEWS OF NEWPORT.

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TRIED TO STOP ROOSEVELT; Governor Talks Against a Steam Whistle in Kentucky. WELL RECEIVED AT LOUISVILLE Lays Stress on the Importance of a Free Ballot and a Fair Count -- Nine Speeches Yesterday.

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