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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Recognizing World Leaders

The Deming Cup is an annual prize presented by the Deming Center at Columbia Business School to recognize a world leader who has made outstanding contributions in the area of operational excellence and has fostered the culture of continuous improvement in an organization

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Connecting Academia & Industry

The Deming Center’s initiatives connect academia and industry through leadership in quality, productivity, and competitiveness with events such as the The Deming Cup, the Conference in Healthcare and many more.

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Practitioners in Class

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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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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