Creating Operational Excellence

A consortium of leading institutions chartered with the exchange of research, best practices and strategic planning to create operational excellence in major corporations worldwide.

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Producing New Knowledge

The Deming Center supports applied research with the objective of producing new knowledge related to the field of operations management, and providing students with the opportunity to use company data to validate academic hypotheses, increasing their exposure to industry problems.

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Throughout the academic year, the Deming Center provides workshops, seminars, and lectures discussing different aspects of Operational Excellence. Explore our list of annual and special events.

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Deming Cup 2013

Read the highlights from the 2013 Deming Cup Award Ceremony



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Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212 854 1122


Call for Nominations. DEMING CUP 2014

Nominations are accepted until June 1, 2014

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A judging committee, led by co-chairs Terry Lundgren (Chairman, President and CEO, Macy’s Inc., 2012 Deming Cup Winner), Sergio Marchionne (Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC; CEO, Fiat SpA, 2011 Deming Cup Winner) and Paul O’Neill (72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, former Chairman and CEO, Alcoa), will evaluate the nominees. The winner will be honored at a dinner on October 28, 2014 at Columbia University.

To nominate an individual fill in this form.

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2013 Deming Cup Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2013 Deming Cup are H. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, SC Johnson & Son, Inc. and Paolo Rocca, Chairman and CEO, Tenaris S.A.

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The Deming Cup Award ceremony was held on October 29th 2013. Read the highlights here.

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Lessons learned
from the Deming Cup Winners