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Deming's Theory on Quality

1. Why was Deming's theory on quality embraced by the Japanese auto industry and rejected by the American auto industry?

2. What impact did the rejection of Deming's quality theory by the American auto industry have on the rise of the Japanese auto industry?

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1. Why was Deming's theory on quality embraced by the Japanese auto industry and rejected by the American auto industry?

After World War II ended the United States was the only major industrial power left intact. There was a huge worldwide demand for every product produced in the US. Deming attempted to convince US businesses to adopt quality methods. However, US businesses including the American auto industry decided to focus on producing larger quantity of products to meet the worldwide demand instead of focusing on quality. The changes proposed by Deming were not easy to accept by American companies because of our culture and businesses ...

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