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Phase V: Continuous Improvement

When you stop improving, you start slipping backwards.

—H. James Harrington

This phase consists of three activities (see Figure 6.6.):

•   Activity 1: Maintain the Gains

•   Activity 2: Implement Area Activity Analysis

•   Activity 3: Qualify the Process



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Even the most efficient processes need to be scrutinized and modified periodically. Consider using a Streamlined Process Improvement (SPI) approach to continuous improvement that encourages all functions to work together to optimize efficiency.