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An 8D Report template is a method used by quality managers to solve and prevent problems identified in a product or process. The method is especially used in industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing and retail.
The 8D Method is an approach using 8 steps in total in order to thoroughly structure a solution for a specific issue with a product or process.
A small team should be established and coordinated to deal with specific aspects of solutions concerning the problem
The problem should be based on facts and clearly defined. It should be established how the problem affects various aspects of the company. By clarifying the problem in detail, the experts working on the issue can keep an overview of the steps which need to be taken and prioritize certain solutions.
The action which must be taken to solve a specific problem should not affect the daily business of the company. Therefore approaches to solutions should not cause new problems in other areas. A documentation of the process is helpful to keep track of the progress and effectiveness of the steps which are being taken
The root cause of the specific problem should be identified as precisely as possible. A root cause analysis (such as 5-Why) is a helpful tool in order to identify the basis of malfunctions in the company
Once the root cause is established, the corrective steps that need to be taken in order to minimize or solve the issue should be defined and assigned to the personal.
It is necessary to keep track of the progress of all actions being taken. If the root cause cannot be effectively minimzied through the assigned corrective steps over time, it will be necessary to revise the actions and repeat the measures until the problem is sufficienty solved.
Even if the root cause is sufficiently solved, it is possible for it to occur again. Therefore it is crucial to define preventative principles of quality management which will minimize the possibility of the issue occuring again.
It is of great importance to recognize and reward your team or specific members in charge of the solutions, to show your appreciation and motivate your personal for future projects.
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