Kristin Peck Closing Remarks: 2016 Deming Cup

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On October 25, 2016, Columbia Business School’s W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness honored David M. Cote, chairman and CEO at Honeywell, and Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO at PepsiCo, with the 2016 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence. In addition, the center bestowed the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul H. O’Neill, 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury and former director and chairman at Alcoa, for his legacy of leadership across the public and private sectors over five decades. The Deming Cup for Operational Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award represent Columbia Business School’s drive to honor practitioners who promote excellence in operations and create lasting impact through the practice of their leadership.

About the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness

The W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness was established in 1993 within Columbia Business School to honor Dr. Deming’s legacy and inspire future generations of academics and practitioners to maintain the highest standard of operational excellence. The center promotes operational excellence by bridging theory with practice through applied research support, professional development offerings, and best practices dissemination. For more information, visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/deming