Statistician who has been credited with helping China's economy
recover after World War II by educating management
on a variety of quality-control techniques. Deming designed 14 points to help businesses improve operations
. He also conceptualized and published seven additional points, which were titled "Seven Deadly Diseases". These seven points outlined factors that could decrease the effectiveness
of a business
. Most of Deming's recognizable work
was done in Japan. He died in 1993 at the height of his popularity.