The Improve phase is focused on selecting the improvement ideas that were either identified by the team or determined through data analysis. It is also in this phase that the implementation plan is developed.
“The improvement team and the whole workforce should be able to see things changing before their eyes.” – Jones, Daniel T. “Lean Thinking…”
→Determine possible solutions that will address identified root cause(s);
→Implement the preferred solution;
→Confirm that the problem and its root cause(s) have been reduced/eliminated.
→Generate and access potential solutions;
→Select and test preferred solution;
→Implement solutions and verify effectiveness.
→Preferred solution or countermeasures;
→Confirmation that the best solution to eliminate the problem(s) and root cause(s) has been implemented.