Mary Barra Receives 2021 Deming Cup Award42
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been named as a recipient of the 2021 Deming Cup Award. Presented by the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness at the Columbia Business School, the Deming Cup Award is an annual accolade that recognizes business leaders for “outstanding merit in operations and for fostering a culture of continuous improvement within their organizations.”
The Deming Cup Judging Committee includes figures from both industry and academia, with co-chairs Samuel Palmisano, Center for Global Enterprise Chairman, and Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO, Retired, of Macy’s, Inc. Winners of the 2021 Deming Cup Award include both GM CEO Mary Barra, as well as executive chairman of Merck, Kenneth Frazier.
“Under Mary’s leadership, GM invested in electric vehicles and self-driving cars,” said Deming Center Advisory Board member, Kristin Peck. “They let go of outmoded operations and made innovation a top priority. Mary’s goal for GM to achieve a net-zero carbon future and introduce 30 new electric vehicles by 2025 is pretty audacious – and I think Deming would be extremely proud.”
By the end of 2025, it’s estimated that 40 percent of General Motors’ portfolio will consist of all-electric vehicles, with a broad spectrum of segments covered, including crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks. GM has also committed to achieving the number-one electric vehicle market share in North America, with Mary Barra stating that she expects GM to catch up to the current number-one EV market share holder, Tesla, in U.S. electric vehicle sales by 2025.
To that end, GM has committed $35 billion in investments towards electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. A selection of the upcoming General Motors electric vehicles includes the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover, the GMC Hummer EV off-roader, the Chevy Silverado EV pickup, and the Cruise Origin self-driving ride sharing vehicle.
In order to produce all these new EVs, GM is building several new production facilities, including new GM Ultium battery production facilities in Lordstown, Ohio, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.
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C8.R Your point is well taken on GM vehicle fires, and vehicle fires in general. I would never own a gasoline fueled vehicle. Seen too many burn on the roadways and many black scorched asphalt pavement patches on the interstates. That’s why I’m a huge fan of diesels. Light oil is not as volatile and flammable as gasoline. Also gasoline engines run much hotter than diesel engines. Diesel engines also have thicker blocks for pressures and heat sinks. Am still a huge fan of diesels even with the DEF, or as some people term it urine fluid requirements.
Given an award for running GM into the ground AGAIN. Perfect.
So…30 new vehicles in 4 years.. Up from 0 today. Used to be 1. But not anymore. Seems like she’s doing great at delivering on that promise. I see no potential problems with this “plan”.