W. Edwards Deming Biography

Business Leader, Mathematician, Educator (1900–1993)
W. Edwards Deming was a statistician and business consultant whose methods help hasten Japan's recovery after WWII and beyond.


In the 1930s, W. Edwards Deming created new quality-control methods. In 1950, Japanese business leaders invited Deming to Japan to teach executives and engineers about the new methods. Japanese companies quickly adopted his methods, with the result being a commitment to quality control that helped Japanese firms dominate some product markets in many parts of the world.

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