8D Manufacturing Problem Solving

Course Overview – 8D Manufacturing Problem Solving for AS13000

Astute, structured, and consistent problem solving is crucial to any effective manufacturing enterprise. This course equips delegates to implement the AS13000 methodology, enabling them to satisfy customers’ demands by successfully identifying, verifying, understanding, and eliminating problems occurring throughout manufacturing processes. Our experienced professional trainers deliver expert instruction paired with interactive exercises and practical applications as they guide delegates through the principles and applications of AS13000.

Course Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of AS13000, through a balanced combination of instruction and practical hands-on exercises
  • To strengthen delegates’ practical problem solving skills, especially with regard to manufacturing processes
  • To establish the habit of structured problem solving using the AS13000 framework
  • To understand how to effectively identify and verify root causes
  • To explore the formulation of emergency responses to problems
  • To understand and eliminate the challenge of recurring problems
  • To enhance delegates’ ability to identify and implement corrective actions
  • To equip delegates to develop preventive action plans

Course Benefits

Expertise in 8D and AS13000 allows problems throughout the production process to be identified and solved effectively and efficiently, thus eliminating waste, decreasing variation, refining quality, raising production levels, and boosting profits.

The content of the course is highly relevant to AS9100D, as well as being closely linked to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) and IATF 16949 (Automotive Manufacturing Systems).

About 8D Problem Solving

‘8D’ problem solving was embraced within automotive manufacturing during the 1990’s but has now found much wider application.

There are various views about whether the method should contain 8 or 9 steps, and what exactly should be addressed at each step.

However, the steps shown below form the basis of most implementations of this method.

  • (D0: Plan)
  • D1: Establish a Team
  • D2: Describe the Problem
  • D3: Develop an Interim Containment Plan
  • D4: Determine and Verify Root Causes
  • D5: Verify Permanent Corrective Actions
  • D6: Define and Implement Permanent Corrective Actions
  • D7: Prevent Recurrence
  • D8: Congratulate The Team

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for process owners in the supply base, and anyone, particularly engineers, who aims to improve their practical problem solving, especially in relation to manufacturing processes.


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