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8D Report Template

An 8D report template is used to document an understandable root-cause inspection based on the 8 Disciplines of Problem-Solving, also known as the Team-Oriented Problem-Solving. 8D teams generate a comprehensive report with the use of this template.

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8D Report Template


8D Report


List 8D Team Members
Their full names, roles and signatures


Describe the problem briefly.
Does the problem statement include the 5 W's and the 2 H's? (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, How much/often)


Are there interim containment procedures for this problem?
Rate effectiveness from 1-10 (1 = low, 10 = high)
What temporary fixes can be combined for preventing this problem from getting worse until a lasting solution is realised?


Identify the origin cause for the problem.
Attach relevant photos as confirmation of the origin cause.
Does the origin cause of the problem show defects in business processes?
Why was the problem not identified and solved at the time it happened?


What permanent corrective procedures can be developed to resolve the problem?
Attach relevant photos as proof of the effectiveness of those corrective actions.


Write down the implementation date of your corrective actions:
Did you describe the changes to all stakeholders?


Are additional measures needed to prevent similar problems?
What did the problem(s) teach you/us and can be applied to other problems?
Were methods and work instructions updated?


How can the team be rewarded to increase motivation?


Write down additional Recommendations
Full Name and Signature of 8D Team Leader
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