Deming Wheel


This concept describes a Plan-Do-Check-Act wheel management model suggested by Deming. The model is used by companies to provide a systematic approach to achieving continuous improvement.

Technique Overview

Deming Wheel

Deming Wheel Definition

The Deming Wheel is an iterative model developed by W. Edwards Deming composed of four functional elements: plan, do, study, and act. It is a looping model based on the principles of continuous process improvement (Fong et al., 1998).

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  • Cheng, J.-L. (2008) Implementing Six Sigma via TQM Improvement: An Empirical Study in Taiwan. The TQM Journal, Vol. 20(3), pp. 182-95.
  • Colman, R. (2002) Shifting into High Gear: Honda Canada Drives Process Innovation with its Employees. CMA Management Magazine, October Edition.
  • Dewer, D. (1985) International Association of Quality Circles. The Quality Circles Journal, May Edition.
  • Ehigie, B.O. and McAndrew, E.B. (2005) Innovation, Diffusion and Adoption of Total Quality Management (TQM). Management Decision, Vol. 43(6), pp. 925-40.

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