Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. Incremental process improvement using Six Sigma methodology. See DMAIC Methodology
DMAIC refers to a data-driven quality strategy for improving processes, and is an integral part of the company’s Six Sigma Quality Initiative. DMAIC is an acronym for five interconnected phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.
Each step in the cyclical DMAIC Process is required to ensure the best possible results. The process steps:
Define the Customer, their Critical to Quality (CTQ) issues, and the Core Business Process involved.
Measure the performance of the Core Business Process involved.
Analyze the data collected and process map to determine root causes of defects and opportunities for improvement.
Improve the target process by designing creative solutions to fix and prevent problems.
Control the improvements to keep the process on the new course.
From GE’s DMAIC Approach, http://www.ge.com/capital/vendor/dmaic.htm