What is the Deming Cycle?

This term refers to the methodology presented by Edwards Deming, which aims to ensure continuous improvement in any activity carried out.

Also known by the acronym PDCA, which means the following:

  • P (Plan): The first phase will establish realistic objectives, counting on the necessary processes to obtain results in accordance with what was planned.

  • D (Do): In the second phase we will implement the planned actions, preferably on a large scale. In case of problem solving, these can be solved by different roles and responsibilities.

  • C (Check): In this third phase we will measure the effectiveness of the processes and actions implemented or of the proposed solutions. To carry out this control, the initial data and specifications to be improved will be compared, evaluating the level of improvement and its effectiveness.

  • A (Act): In this fourth phase, we will modify those processes that are required to achieve the initially proposed objectives, applying improvements if necessary.

Within this process, we must evaluate the impact that these improvements will cause to other aspects of the process, such as quality, safety, machinery, etc.

Once its general effectiveness has been verified, we proceed to the standardization of the common process.

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