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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