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Best of Back to Basics: The Benefits of PDCA
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Best of Back to Basics: The Benefits of PDCA

Use this cycle for continual process improvement

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
January 2016
Issue:
Volume 49 Issue 1
Pages:
pp. 45
Author(s):
Johnson, Corinne N.

Abstract

[abstract from article]

The PDCA cycle is also known by two other names, the Shewhart cycle and the Deming cycle. Walter A. Shewhart first discussed the concept of PDCA in his 1939 book, Statistical Method From the Viewpoint of Quality Control. Shewhart said the cycle draws its structure from the notion that constant evaluation of management practices, as well as the willingness of management to adopt and disregard unsupported ideas, is key to the evolution of a successful enterprise.

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