The D.M.A.I.C. system originates from Six Sigma, and is an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. This structured approach to data-driven Continuous Improvement is extremely popular in the world of Process Improvement. It isn't exclusive to Six Sigma either, and today is used in many organizations that run a purely Lean program.
The benefits of the D.M.A.I.C. model include not only changing the culture to one of problem-solving, but also a culture that strives on data collection.
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The P.D.C.A. cycle originates from the Toyota Production System and is also referred to as the Deming Wheel or Deming Cycle, named after its originator, W. Edwards Deming. The acronym stands for Plan, Do, Check, and Act and is often used in Lean Process Improvement organizations.
The benefits of the P.D.C.A. cycle include a more streamlined approach to Process Improvement and a focus on problem-solving. Many organizations enjoy the more simplistic approach the P.D.C.A. cycle offers.
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