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W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming

W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993): Before his work at the Census Bureau, Deming used a brief stint at Bell Labs to develop a theory of quality control. These ideas were implemented by postwar Japan and led to the overhaul of Japanese industry. Ultimately, the Census Bureau took advantage of his quality management legacy and implemented quality controls in its statistical methodology, customer service, product development and performance. The American Statistical Association sponsors the annual Deming Lecturer Award to recognize the accomplishments of the recipient and enhance the awareness within the statistical community of Deming's philosophy and methods.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: March 31, 2014