Improving Problem Solvingby John Hunter
I suggest reading this excellent paper on Improving Problem Solving by Ian Bradbury and Gipsie Ranney. ..https://web.archive.org/web/20120919223823/http://cqpi.engr.wisc.edu/system/files/r167.pdf
Gipsie Ranney and Don Petersen (福特汽車公司前董事長) reflect on Dr. Deming's Legacy ...
Oct 23, 2010 - Uploaded by Steven BrantThis is from a 1994 event hosted by Clare Crawford-Mason and Lloyd Dobyns that celebrated the Learning and ...
Remembering Gipsie Ranney
Earlier this week, The W. Edwards Deming Institute learned the sad news of the passing of Gipsie Ranney, our first president. A resident of Brentwood, Tennessee and an avid supporter of the Nashville Symphony, Gipsie was an international consultant to organizations on management, quality improvement and statistical methodology. She co-authored Beyond Total Quality Management: Toward the Emerging Paradigm, and also contributed to Competing Globally Through Customer Value. Gipsie was a passionate scholar, advocate, and colleague of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, working tirelessly to advance the understanding, application, and joy of Dr. Deming's theory of management. In appreciation of her "outstanding contribution in advancing the theory and practice of statistical thinking to the management of enterprises worldwide," the American Society for Quality awarded her the Deming Medal for 1996.
In addition to an extensive international consulting career, Gipsie served as Director of Statistical Methodology for General Motors Powertrain Group from 1988 to 1992, following 15 years as a member of the faculty of the Department of Statistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While there, she co-founded of the University of Tennessee's Institute for Productivity through Quality, and she developed and conducted numerous seminars on quality improvement.
Gipsie graduated from Duke University with a B. S. in Mathematics and later earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University.
We welcome our members to share their fond memories and pictures of Gipsie.