6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Main Speaker Presentation
7:30 – 7:45 PM – Announcements
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes
Dr. W. Edwards Deming had a profound effect on the quality profession. He is the acknowledged guru who led Japan out of the darkness of war and into a brilliant industrial future with quality as its cornerstone. But did he really say it? And what did he mean when he said such things as “substitute leadership!” or “the most important things are unknown or unknowable”? These are things he wanted to teach western management, but to a large extent, they missed the point.
Bill Scherkenbach, who assisted Dr. Deming on many of his 4-day workshops, will speak on Demingisms. Much of what Deming had to say has been misunderstood, taken out of context, or misinterpreted over time. Deming believed that management by results was wrong, but what did he say to replace it with? Did Deming ever say “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it?” Find out at this month’s exciting meeting which brings many of Dr. Deming’s teachings to the forefront. Bill will bring along a huge collection of sound bites from his immense Deming archive and he will provide insight into Dr. Deming’s true meanings and how it applies in 2011. This will be a truly revealing, entertaining, and profound evening. Make plans to be at ACC Highland Business Center for this month’s ASQ Austin meeting on Wednesday, November 9.
Bill Scherkenbach’s executive career in operations and quality management spans world-class enterprises, multinational high-technology organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, with consistent success in improving quality while reducing cost. Dell, Lexmark, Tokai Rika, Samsung, Liteon Technologies, Ford, GM, US Departments of Defense and Energy are a few of the organizations that have benefited from my technical and transformational leadership. Extensive European and Pacific Rim (China, Taiwan (Ex-Pat), Singapore, India, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan) supply chain experience.
- Deming Medal
- Engineering Society Gold Medal
- ASA Fellow
- ASQ Board of Directors (past); ASQ Automotive Division Chairman (past)
- American Insurance Congress Board of Directors (past)
- Accompanied Deming on over 1000 occasions as he helped clients all over the world.
“He was my student, and there’s none better in the world… It takes a little ingredient called profound knowledge, and he’s got it.”
W. Edwards Deming