ABOUT PDCA PDCA was made popular by Dr.Edwards Deming who is considered to be the father of Quality Control The concept of PDCA is based on the scientific method written as “hypothesis-experiment-evaluation” Repeating the PDCA cycle can bring us closer to the goal, usually a perfect operation and output PDCA and scientific problem solving, is also known as a system for developing critical thinking. At Toyota this is also known as "Building people before building cars” A workforce using PDCA creates a culture of problem solvers using PDCA and creating a culture of critical thinkers Since rate of improvement is a key competitive factor PDCA plays a major role as it helps in achieving major breakthroughs in process improvements especially in sizeable projects
WHAT IS PDCA PLAN Establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the expected output DO Implement the plan, execute the process, make the product. Collect data for charting and analysis
WHAT IS PDCA CHECK Study the actual results and compare against the expected results to ascertain any differences ACT Request corrective actions on significant differences between actual and planned results. Analyze the differences to determine their root causes. .