Plan Do Act Check (PDCA) Definition

PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) is a four-step method used commonly within industrial planning and lean manufacturing. It is a straight forward method with the four steps being:

  • Plan (Establish results and objectives)
  • Do (Carry out the plan from the previous step)
  • Check (Evaluate the results from the do stage and ensure they align with the planning stage)
  • Act (Act or adjust the process to ensure improvement)


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