The Deming Prize
The Deming Prize is an annual award presented to an organization that has implemented TQM suitable for its management philosophy, scope/type/scale of business, and management environment. Regardless of the types of business, any organization can apply for the Prize under certain conditions, be it public or private, large or small, domestic or overseas, or part of or entire organization. There is no limit to the number of potential recipients of the Prize each year. All organizations that score the passing points or higher upon examination will be awarded the Deming Prize. However, the organizations wishing to apply for the Deming Prize must carry out the TQM Diagnosis by the Deming Prize Committee no later than one year prior to the year of application. Please refer to “TQM Diagnosis by the Deming Prize Committee” for information.
Organizations Qualified for Receiving the Deming Prize
The Deming Prize is given to applicant organizations that realize the following three particulars by means of TQM.
- Under clear management policies that reflect its management principles, industry, business, scope and business environment, the company has established proactive customer driven business objectives and strategies based on social responsibility of the organization. And the top management exhibits leadership in their formulation.
- TQM is being suitably utilized and implemented for the realization of business objectives and strategies mentioned under A) above.
- As a result of B), along with achieving effect regarding business objectives and strategies of A) above, organizational ability required for future growth has been secured.
|How to apply for the Deming Prize||
—Due date: February 20th
The Deming Prize Examination Committee examines and selects the candidates for the Prize.
|Determination of the winners||
|Public announcement of the winners||
|Winners Presentations by prize winners||
The Winners Presentations will take place after the award ceremony.
|Status Report and Post-Prize Review Three Years after Receiving the Prize||
The prize winner is requested to submit a short report on the status of its TQM practices three years after having received the prize. As a rule, post-prize review for about one-day will be conducted based on the report.
For more detailed information about the application procedures and the examination criteria, please refer to “The Application Guide for the Deming Prize the Deming Grand Prize”.