Deming Cycle - PDCA
This cycle of "Plan - Do - Check - Act" is also known as the Control Circle, or PDCA.
Kaoru Ishikawa has expanded Deming's four steps into six:
- Determine goals and targets.
- Determine methods of reaching goals.
- Engage in education and training.
- Implement work.
- Check the effects of implementation.
- Take appropriate action.
- Ishikawa. K., (Lu. D. J. trans.), 1985, What is Total Quality Control?, Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
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