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Encyclopedia > Deming Prize

The Deming prize, established in December 1950 in honor of W. Edwards Deming, was originally designed to reward Japanese companies for major advances in quality improvement. Over the years it has grown, under the guidance of Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) to where it is now also available to non-Japanese companies, albeit usually operating in Japan, and also to individuals recognized as having made major contributions to the advancement of quality. William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 - December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant. ... Quality Improvement is about adopting measures which can, (i) increase quality and (ii) reduce risk The two most important quality improvement measures are: (i) Quality Assurance and (ii) Quality Control Quality Assurance (generally shortened to QA) is concerned with ensuring that the processes, people and materials involved in the development...


Two categories of awards are made annually, the Deming Prize for Individuals and the Deming Application Prize.

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Winners of individual award

Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motosaburo Masuyama (1912 - 3 July 2005) was a Japanese statistician who championed the ideas of R.A. Fisher and went on to influence the fields of quality control and biometrics. ...

Winners of application prize

  • 1951:
    • Fuji Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (now part of Nippon Steel)
    • Showa Denko K.K.
    • Tanabe Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
    • Yawata Iron & Steel Co., Ltd (now part of Nippon Steel)
  • ... 1952 to Present

2001 The Nippon Steel Corporation (Japanese 新日本製鐵), formed in 1970, is one of the worlds major steel producing companies. ... Shōwa Denkō K. K. (昭和電工) is a Japanese chemical company. ...


Sundram Brake Linings, the world's first friction material company to win. [1]


2006


Sanden International (Singapore) Pte Ltd (SIS), the first Singapore-based company to win. [2]


See also

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is given by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology. ... The European Quality Award is awarded annually by the European Foundation for Quality Management to the organisation that is the best proponent in Europe of Total Quality Management. ... Total Quality Management (TQM) is a management strategy aimed at embedding awareness of quality in all organizational processes. ...

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Deming Prize Info: What is the Deming Prize? (942 words)
The Deming Prize, especially the Deming Application Prize which is given to companies, has exerted an immeasurable influence directly or indirectly on the development of quality control/management in Japan.
The Deming Prize Committee views the examination process as an opportunity for "mutual-development," rather than "examination." While in realty the applicants still receive the examination by a third party, the examiners' approach to evaluation and judgment is comprehensive.
In other words, the Deming Prize Committee does not specify what issues the applicants must address, rather the applicants themselves are responsible for identifying and addressing such issues, thus, this process allows quality methodologies to be further developed.
ASQ: About: W. Edwards Deming (1192 words)
Edwards Deming, named an ASQ Honorary member in 1970 for his role as adviser, consultant, author, and teacher to some of the most influential businessmen, corporations, and scientific pioneers of quality control, is the most widely known proponent of statistical quality control.
In 1942, while at the Bureau of the Census, Deming was retained as a consultant to the Secretary of War and was asked by W. Allen Wallis, a statistician at Stanford University, for ideas on ways to aid the war effort.
Deming convinced Kenichi Koyanagi, one of the founding members of the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), of the potential of statistical methods in the rebuilding of Japanese industry.
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