The 8D problem solving process is a detailed, team oriented approach to solving critical problems in the production process.
The goals of this method are to find the root cause of a problem, develop containment actions to protect customers and take corrective action to prevent similar problems in the future.
As the “Is Not” data is collected, many possible reasons for failure are able to be eliminated.
This approach utilizes the following tools: D3: Interim Containment Action In the interim, before the permanent corrective action has been determined, an action to protect the customer can be taken.
8D has become very popular among manufacturers because it is effective and reasonably easy to teach.
Below you’ll find the benefits of an 8D, when it is appropriate to perform and how it is performed.
It is a problem solving method that drives systemic change, improving an entire process in order to avoid not only the problem at hand but also other issues that may stem from a systemic failure.
8D has grown to be one of the most popular problem solving methodologies used for Manufacturing, Assembly and Services around the globe.
Read on to learn about the reasons why the Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving may be a good fit for your company.
The 8D methodology is so popular in part because it offers your engineering team a consistent, easy-to-learn and thorough approach to solving whatever problems might arise at various stages in your production process.