The following viewpoints are used to determine if the company should receive the prize.  
1. Based on clear management leadership, management principles, type and scope of industry,
and business environment, applicant has established business objectives that are challenging and customer oriented.
2.TQM must be implemented properly in the viewpoint 1 mentioned previously, while achieving company goals and strategies.
3. Outstanding results obtained for business objectives and strategies as an outcome of viewpoint 2, in the manner stated in viewpoint 1.
4. Scoring for winners are on a 100 point scale.

A firm examines itself based on these viewpoints:

  • How well you implement TQM
  • No unnecessary rules and regulations
  • Understands and used TQM and statistical thinking
  • Examination of production and non-production divisions of firm tested the same way.

Based on a 100 point scale

  • Executive Session must be 70% or higher
  • Examined Session must be 50% or higher
  • Company Average must be 70% or higher

U.S. winners:

  • AT&T  Power Systems
  • Lucent Technology Power Systems

Deming Prize Award is available to individuals and organizations. Deming Prize for Individuals is available every year.

Deming Prize concentrates on the following factors

  • Policy
  • Organization and operations
  • Collection and use of information
  • Analysis
  • Planning for future
  • Education and training
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality effects
  • Standardization
  • Control

Deming Prize was established in 1951.

Dr. W. E. Deming was one of the world’s leaders of Quality management. He had great impact on  American and Japanese industries.

The Deming Prize was created in 1951 by the Japanese Union of Scientist and Engineers for commemorating Dr. Deming and recognizing those with outstanding quality management.

The purpose of the Deming Prize was to recognize those who excelled in quality control and as a way of driving quality control.  It was also established to thank Dr. Deming for his accomplishments and impact in the Japanese industry.