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Add 8D Reporting an efficient problem-solving method
The 8D problem-solving method, also known as Eight Disciplines, is one of the most effective problem-solving methods for identifying, analyzing, and resolving issues within organizations. The method is commonly applied in quality improvement and is used to identify the root cause of a problem, design a short-term action, and implement a long-term solution to prevent the problem from recurring.
Get a clear overview of the work
With the help of Add 8D reporting, the ongoing work with cases is facilitated and aligned with the developed concept. In addition to smoothly managing individual cases, all collected cases can be sorted, grouped, and filtered in overviews, providing you with a clear overview of the overall progress. You can control the permissions for editing, viewing, and tracking the process, saving time and increasing efficiency. Below is a description of the eight steps in the 8D method and thus the case steps in our solution.
How the 8D method works
Below is a description of the eight steps in the 8D method and thus of the case steps in our solution:
D1: Create a team
Form a team The first step involves forming a team that will solve the problem. It is important for the team to have diverse experiences and knowledge to ensure a comprehensive and versatile perspective.
D2: Describe the problem
Describe the problem In step 2, it is about clearly describing the problem. This can be done by answering the questions: what, where, who, how, when, and why.
D3: Develop a temporary solution
Develop a temporary solution After identifying the problem, the next step is to quickly implement temporary solutions that prevent the customer from being affected by the problem. This may involve temporary fixes or control measures to prevent further damage or incidents. Typically, this solution is later removed in the process when a long-term and permanent solution is found.
D4: Identify and verify root causes of the problem
Identify and verify root causes Now it’s time to analyze and identify the root cause of the problem. This is done by applying various tools and methods such as the 5 Whys analysis, fishbone diagram (Ishikawa diagram), or other appropriate techniques.
D5: Take permanent action
Implement permanent corrective actions Once the root cause has been determined, it’s time to develop and implement permanent corrective actions. This may involve redesigning processes, improving standards, training staff, or implementing new systems or controls.
D6: Validate actions
Validate actions This step is about evaluating and validating the effectiveness of the implemented actions. It may involve collecting data, conducting tests, and analyzing results to ensure that the permanent corrective actions adequately address the problem.
D7: Prevent the problem from occurring again
Prevent recurrence To prevent the same problem from recurring, it is important to implement preventive measures. This may involve improving procedures, monitoring processes, providing training, or implementing preventive maintenance measures.
D8: Congratulate the team and celebrate!
Congratulate the team and celebrate! Finally, it is important to acknowledge and reward the team’s efforts and achievements. This may include sharing success stories, spreading knowledge and experiences to other parts of the organization. In Add, this is the final step after which a case is considered completed and leaves the case flow, being stored in a separate list of completed cases.
Advantages of Add
In a single web platform, you can collect, organize, and store all information anytime and anywhere, with daily backups.
Clear pricing structure
No licensing costs, just a monthly subscription fee with a 3-month notice period for termination.
With a user-friendly management system, you have more time to focus on and allocate to the more important aspects of your business.
Start from what you need today and build on with ready-made solutions as you go or change the ones you have. With this flexibility, Add can be easily adapted to the specific needs of your business.
The system facilitates and clarifies each employee’s role and responsibilities. You can collaborate effectively on cases and documents, receiving tasks directly on the homepage and links via email.
Add is provided as a cloud service hosted within Sweden, eliminating the need for complex connections and installations. Easily access your system via computer, tablet or mobile.
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