Definition: DMAIC is a Six Sigma project and process improvement methodology with 5 stages or phases:
- DEFINE what is the defect (problem, voice of the customer, project goals).
- MEASURE to find out why, how and how often this defect occurs.
- ANALYZE the data to find all factors and investigate cause-and-effect relationships. Root Cause Analysis.
- IMPROVE or optimize the current process using experiments, Poka Yoke, and standard work to create a new, future state process.
- CONTROL the new process to ensure that any deviations from target are corrected before they result in actual defects.
Similar to PDCA Cycle and DMAIC, but focusing on developing EXISTING processes or produ
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