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W. Edward Deming philosophy of management has 14 points.

1. Describe each of the 14 points, and how you feel they could help you do your job as a Safety Professional.

2. Describe the importance of the Role of TQM leaders.

3. Management has numerous responsibilities. What is meant by the philosophy of Management by Wandering Around(MBWA) At least 1/2 page.

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W. Edward Deming philosophy of management has 14 points.
1. Describe each of the 14 points, and how you feel they could help you do your job as a Safety Professional.

1.Create constancy of purpose toward improvement of product and service, with the aim to become competitive, stay in business and to provide jobs.
This important facet posited by Deming promulgates the necessity for a concise and consistent ideological purpose extolled by the business. This constancy of purpose entails administration and management consistently keeping their vision and purpose for the future and success of their company at the forefront of every move made within the organization. This constancy of purpose toward improvement of product and service has several important results beginning with ensuring that employees believe in their organization by identifying with the stated purpose.

Employees in the safety profession that identify with an organization's purpose will maintain organizational commitment that lessens employee turnover, creates a more safe and focused workforce, and allows for the organization to be more competitive when seeking future employees because of their reputation and goals. In addition constancy of purpose also produces a culture wherein high quality products and service becomes the norm as the administration never loses focus of their purpose and goals, which also serves as the catalyst for the same focus being extolled by their employees.

2. Adopt the new philosophy. We are in a new economic age. Western management must awaken to the challenge, must learn their responsibilities, and take on leadership for change.
At the time of this statement in 1986 the new economic age was the technology era that was transforming how businesses conducted business. This statement posited that management and administrators must evolve and adapt to the changing landscape in their respective businesses, no matter what business they are engaged in. This evolving must be spearheaded by management for the company to successfully incorporate and adapt to new and challenging transitions in their businesses.
This is currently still relevant in the safety profession today as new technology consistently transforms the competitive edge in businesses as well as the ability to prevent safety hazards for employees. Those businesses led by innovative leaders who are at the forefront of their safety profession's capability to adapt to the new ideas and technology lead their companies and employees into a more prosperous future while those who don't fall behind and become insolvent as businesses and managers.

3. Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for massive inspection by building quality into the product in the first place.
This point is controversial if focusing on the safety profession as I believe it is seeking to remove an important provision in the monitoring of whether companies are engaging in proper oversight of their facilities regarding safety. The original intent of this point by Deming was to ensure that businesses made quality products to begin with so little to no oversight by agencies responsible for inspecting the quality or effectiveness of products would be needed. This was predicated upon the fact that oversights are typically employed by quality control officers within the company or sent by headquarters, but typically don't worry about governmental oversight for most products.
This would not apply to the safety profession as the very nature of this profession dealing with dangerous and hazardous conditions as the norm needs to have regular and consistent oversight to ensure, improve, and correct any deficiencies with safety control programs employed by businesses within the profession. The removal of these oversights would be detrimental to the effectiveness of these companies to consistently strive for the ultimately unattainable goal of no injuries, deaths, or accidents emanated from on-the-job practices by employees.

4. End the practice of awarding business on the basis of a price tag. Instead, minimize total cost. Move towards a single supplier for any one item, on a long-term relationship of loyalty and trust.
This goal seeks to limit the costs associated with hiring the best companies as a result of their history of perfection or excellence that commands that these suppliers can command the highest price for shipping and production of items for a business. Therefore, choosing a single supplier regardless of their international or national prowess could be beneficial for a company if they build-up a relationship of trust and loyalty reciprocal by both parties could lower costs instead of choosing the proverbial belle of the ball (most coveted supplier). The most coveted supplier usually charges the highest prices because their history of Excellency ...

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Discusses the philosophy of management according to Edward Deming.