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Tweet Broken pdCa Cycles Abound! I’ve been ruminating on this article for a few days now. I am seeing broken pdCA cycles as the root causes for so many problems. I see it here in the Center and in the hospitals and factories where we coach. I thought I’d give my two cents or, rather, two tips, for strengthening your PDCA cycles. PDCA Weaknesses First, be aware of your personal weak areas. Many process problems stem from what I call shunted PDCA cycles. These weak cycles are usually the weakest at the “check” step. The check is either shallow or completely missing.... 

Tweet Engaging People (The Cultural Change Phase) | Safety System Safety System | A PDCA Cycle If you’ve read David’s blog on The OE Safety System Versus OSHA Safety Compliance Audit: you already know that the OE Safety System is a PDCA cycle.  This PDCA cycle also consists of even smaller PDCA cycles.  Here’s a graphic to help understand: Safety System, PDCA Cycle End of Shift Restoration | Daily PDCA of the Safety System At the frontline team leader level, the OE Safety System introduces a daily end of shift safety restoration to-do list.  The purpose of this checklist / to-do list is... 

Tweet Balanced Scorecard The Need for a Balanced Scorecard Refresher Simple FAQ: Monthly Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Check What is the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)? The Balanced Scorecard is a visual representation of several processes coming together to help us act and adjust every thirty days in order to meet or exceed our annual targets for improvement. What processes are coming together at the Balanced Scorecard? The top row (Metrics) and the bottom row (support) represent the results of the current year’s Annual Planning process, which has produced an Annual Plan for improvement and has validated... 

Tweet Monthly PDCA | 30 Second Coaching Are you doing daily meetings? Have you instituted problem solving? Are you overwhelmed from the amount of problem solving sheets? Try putting in a monthly check (C in the PDCA cycle) to focus you and your team on the top three problems in safety, quality, productivity, human development, and cost.  To find out more about this monthly check, check out David’s blog here. Tweet  

Tweet Question: My team is using problem solving? Do I need to solve ALL these problems? Answer: No. Too many problems? Once per month, utilize your balanced score card to isolate your TOP problems in safety, quality, productivity, human development and cost from the previous month. Recognize your top problems and attack these. About 30 Second Coaching Each week one of KCOE’s world class coaches will tackle an issue relating to operational excellence, lean implementation, or continuous improvement. You can become an expert by following this portion of OE Blog, following KCOE on Facebook... 


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