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The Leaning Edge
May 17, 2017 3:00 PM

bill-bellows.jpgDebra talks with Bill Bellows who is the Deputy Director, The W. Edwards Deming Institute. They talk about lean management journal articles, and distinguishing deming’s work from other management systems. Here is a little bit about Dr. Bill Bellows: 

Bill has been a long time member of The Deming Institute’s Board of Trustees; a valuable guiding influence for more than a decade. Bill joins the Institute after a 26-year career with Aerojet Rocketdyne’s operations in Canoga Park, California, where he is known for his efforts to provide insights to the advantages of thinking together, learning together, and working together. His inspiration came from W. Edwards Deming, Genichi Taguchi, Russell Ackoff, Edward De Bono and countless thinking partners in the Deming community.


Bill earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Away from work, he serves as a board member of the Volunteers of America – Los Angeles chapter as well as chairman of the Deming Medal Committee for the American Society of Quality. Bill is also an editorial board member, and columnist, for the UK’s Lean Management Journal. He lives in Santa Clarita, California with his wife, Monica.

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