RE: Schedule, Cost, & Quality: Pick Two

Subject: RE: Schedule, Cost, & Quality: Pick Two
From: "Brady, Joy" <JBrady -at- alldata -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 09:26:43 -0500

Steve F Jong wrote:
> When Dr. Deming approached Detroit with his ideas for statistical quality
> control in 1950, he was turned away. The automakers were too busy selling
> cars to returning GIs to worry about anything other than production.
> Instead,
> Deming went to Japan, which had been bombed flat and had a negative
> national
> net worth. The desperate Japanese, whose postwar products were the
> worldwide
> symbol of shoddiness, embraced him as a teacher and potential savior.
> Following his methods, the Japanese completely reversed their fortunes.
> Today
> Japanese products are the worldwide symbol of high quality, and the
> country's
> highest honor is the Deming prize.
So Steve,

You're suggesting that we bomb our employers flat? Then they'll maybe let us
"do it right the first time?"

Joy Brady
Technical Writer

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