Structure and Roles of the Deming Prize Committee
The Deming Prize Committee conducts the examination and awards the Deming Prize. It is customary that the chairman of the Japan Business Federation(Keidanren) assumes office as the chairman of the Committee. The Committee members are consisted of TQM experts from industries and academia. The Deming Prize Committee consists of Deming Steering committee and three Committees to carry out the Deming Prize examination and discuss related matters.
The Deming Prize Committee
Determines the prize winner among candidates based on the examination report submitted by each respective subcommittee.
The Deming Prize Steering Committee
- Establishes fundamental policies and scheme of the Deming Prize operation as well as overall planning.
- Coordinates Deming Prize-related activities, widely listens to input on how to improve the examination and award process and reports its recommendations to the Committee.
- Reviews the systems and regulations regarding the Deming Prize and proposes necessary revisions to the Committee.
The Deming Prize for Individuals Selection Committee
Examines and selects the candidates for the Deming Prize for Individuals, and the Deming Distinguished Service Award for Dissemination and Promotion(Overseas).
The Deming Prize Examination Committee
Examines and selects the candidates for the Deming Grand Prize (former Japan Quality Medal), and the Deming Prize. Also, conducts the TQM Diagnosis by Deming Prize Committee Members.
The Nikkei QC Literature Prize Selection Committee
Examines and selects the candidates for the Nikkei QC Literature Prize.