The Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving (8D) is a problem-solving methodology designed to find the root cause of a problem, devise a short-term fix and implement a long-term solution to prevent recurring problems. When it’s clear that your product is defective or isn’t satisfying your customers, an 8D is an excellent first step to improving Quality and Reliability. 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. 8D has grown to be one of the most popular problem-solving methodologies used for Manufacturing, Assembly and Services around the globe. The 8D methodology offers engineering team a consistent, easy-to-learn and thorough approach to solving whatever problems might arise at various stages in your production process.
The main stages of the 8D process are: Establish a team, Define problem, Develop Containment Actions, Identify Root Cause, Establish Corrective Action, Implement Corrective Actions, Prevent Recurrence, Recognize Team Effort.
This template contains all the necessary tools to prepare for solving a problem using the 8D process. The first slide is presented in the form of honeycombs, each of which describes one of the stages of the process. You can also provide a short explanation for each step. The slide can be used by engineers when building a model for solving an equipment failure problem. For example, you can specify the sequence of actions in the event of a turbine breakdown and indicate an action plan for each of the participants in the process. The second and third slide of the template are made in the form of a horizontal time line. This slide can be used when building sequential models. Also, these slides will be useful for crisis managers when building a model for a company’s exit from a crisis situation. The third slide is designed as sequential blocks with 8D process. A special feature of this slide is the arrangement of blocks at different levels. This slide will be useful for marketing specialists when building a plan for an advertising campaign for a new product or a plan to solve the problem of a competitor’s launch of a product similar to yours. Team leaders can use this slide in weekly meetings with the development team. The structure of this slide is ideal for testing bugs and discussing new client requirements for a software product.
This template follows the latest design trends with a neutral color scheme. You can also change the color and font sizes so that this template can be used in your other presentations. The 8D process template will be primarily useful for software developers when testing programs. Also, this template can be used by service managers, production workers, specialists of construction organizations.