Changing processes can seem a little scary, but the PDCA makes it simple. The PDCA cycle promotes efficiency in the workplace and provides a framework for implementing changes or solving problems through the following four steps: Plan > Do > Check > Act. The origins of this cycle come from a Lean pioneer Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the PDCA cycle is now a widely used tool for any Lean business.
The PDCA cycle can have an extremely beneficial impact on your Lean or Kaizen efforts so it is important to understand the tool Learn about the history of the PDCA cycle and Deming’s influence thanks to this great video from the YouTube channel of The Daily Project Manager.
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