How Did W. Edwards Demming Change The Japanese Economy

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After WWII, the Japanese economy was struggling to get back to being as powerful as they were before the war had begun. Sent by the Economic and Scientific Section of the War Department for the United States around the late 1940’s, an intelligent man from Wyoming became the person many leaders of the Japanese industries started to turn to. That brilliant statistician, W. Edwards Deming, introduced their manufactures to a new method of producing products of high quality economically. With this new knowledge, the Japanese began to turn their economy around. Although helping Japan get back on its feet was one of his greatest accomplishments, Deming accomplished more goals of his throughout his life. He was a consultant to influential business leaders, larger corporations and some governments throughout the world. This includes teaching and guiding the rise of Japanese industry after World War II, and the renewal of the American automobile industry in the late 1980s. (The W. Edwards Deming Institute). Deming enormously changed the field of Economics by his training tactics and his creation of the 14 points of Management.…show more content…
Edwards Deming was born on October 14, 1900 in Sioux City, Iowa. He lived on the Edwards farm 300 acres between Ames and Des Moines, Iowa, for seven years until his family decided to move to Wyoming where they began setting roots and starting their new life. Their first home there was a small tarpaper shack that didn’t provide much protection doing the winters in WY. (McInnis, “The Man Who Helped Shape the World”). Although Deming’s family wasn’t wealthy, his parents were intelligent people. His father, William Albert, was an insurance agent and his mother, Pluma Irene Edwards, was a piano teacher. Because his mother was a learned musician, his parents always emphasized the great importance of getting an education to him and his two siblings, Robert and
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