Guide for quality control and control chart method of analyzing data

Publisher Information: New York: American Standards Association, 1941.

Deming, Walter E. (1900-1993).] American Standards Association. Guide for quality control and control chart method of analyzing data. 14, [2], 47-66pp. New York: American Standards Association, 1941. Original yellow printed wrappers. 270 x 195 mm. Presentation Copy, inscribed “from W. E. Deming” at the foot of the front wrapper. From the library of American physicist Raymond T. Birge (1887-1980), the recipient of this copy, with his signature on the front wrapper. Very good.

First Edition. Walter E. Deming, an engineer, statistician and management consultant, is regarded as the father of the quality control movement in manufacturing. Deming was largely responsible for introducing statistical quality control to American industries after World War II; he also became enormously influential in postwar Japan, where his theories of management, widely adopted by Japanese industries, led to Japan’s industrial rebirth and economic success in the latter half of the 20th century.

In the latter half of 1940, over a year before the United States’ formal entry into World War II, the U.S. government began sending planes, tanks and other war matériel to aid the Allied forces in Europe. To support efficient production of these materials, the U.S. War Department asked the American Standards Association (now the American National Standards Institute) to create standards for applying statistical methods to the quality control of materials manufactured for the war effort. Deming was one of a six-member emergency committee appointed to develop these standards, which were published in the present pamphlet.

This copy is from the library of American physicist Raymond T. Birge, whose interest in statistics led to a collaboration with Deming on the classic paper “On the statistical theory of errors” (1934).

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