5 Why’s of Problem Solving

Guest Blog from Acuity…   There are many ways to go about problem solving, especially in a business setting. But one method that has proven effective in manufacturing is the 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving tool that is used to dig deep and explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a problem. The goal is to…

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What is PDCA or Plan-Do-Check-Act?

Guest Blog from Acuity… PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) is a four-step management tool used to implement, manage, and drive continuous improvement. It is also a key part of lean manufacturing.   Walter Andrew Shewhart Ph.D., a data scientist at Bell Laboratories, is credited with developing the PDCA model in the 1920s. As such, PDCA is sometimes referred…

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