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Moving Toward a Target Condition

How Toyota Utilizes PDCA

So what actually constitutes one PDCA cycle in real life? Consider the process of getting up and going to work, and a target condition of being in the car and ready to drive to work 60 minutes after waking up. […]

This Is PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)

Because the target condition lies beyond the reach of our flashlight, the path to attaining it cannot be predicted with exactness. Thus, we have to find that path by experimenting. This is the scientific method, which consists of formulating hypotheses […]

How Toyota Works Through the Gray Zone

Number One: Assume the Path Is Unclear To begin with we may need to calibrate our expectation of how the effort to achieve a target condition will proceed. We often make a plan and then intend to execute that plan, […]