Fortunately for organizations looking to develop a culture of continuous improvement, there are lots of tried and tested quality improvement tools available. Many of them were developed within the Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Total Quality Management paradigms, but you don’t have to go all-in on one of these approaches. Many companies find success using a mix of these useful tools. One thing that makes them all more effective is software designed to bring structure to improvement work.
Here are some thoughts on how software supports nine of the most popular quality improvement tools.