Saving the planet

Over the last few decades, the revolution in production efficiency has changed the world. We know a similar revolution in consumption efficiency will follow suit, if we set out on the right path forward now.


StatisticalProcessControl is the steel spine that WilliamEdwardsDeming built on. SPC figured out that people designing production systems have to be smart about what they measure, or the system will just produce what they measure, and they are measuring the wrong thing.

On this foundation, Deming figured out how to get people to understand and most importantly to accept the truths that SPC revealed: how to build a culture of truth inside of an organization so that they could learn from the statistical observations rather than burying them inside a feudal hierarchy rooted in information control and obscurantism to conceal trade secrets from the workers.


If we could figure out how to get more effective cooperation spanning all aspects of the SupplyChain — just as we did for all stations on a production line — what might be possible?

Why do investment, production, consumption, and waste have to be so split up across organizational boundaries without effective information sharing arrangements? Why can’t we share information all the way down the value network associated with an object, rather than just along the supply chain it was manufactured on? When I buy something, why isn’t all the information about the object — right down to the CAD files it was cut from — transfered to me as a standard consumer right?

Maybe in the direction of BruceSterling's Spimes in ShapingThings

Also CradleToCradle

Example of SystemsThinking