Rate this quote:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it
It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.
Edit this quote...

W. Edwards Deming

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 - December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant. Deming is widely credited with improving production in the United States during World War II, although he is perhaps best known for his work in Japan. There, from 1950 onward he taught top management how to improve design (and thus service), product quality, testing and sales (the last through global markets) through various methods, including the application of statistical methods

All W. Edwards Deming quotes | W. Edwards Deming Books

★ FAVORITE (4 votes)


Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this W. Edwards Deming quote with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:


"W. Edwards Deming Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/8535>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.