8D Report Template in Excel

Use the 8D Report for Problem Solving and Corrective Action

8 Disciplines for corrective action and continuous improvement and its structure create a logical improvement "story".

While made popular by Ford, the 8D has its roots in MIL-STD-1520. The power is in the 8D's consistent way of identifying problem and solution, and it's ability to create organizational learning. The 8D and Toyota's A3 report serve the same purpose: structured problem solving.

The 8D is deceptively simple. It's a sequence of boxes in a template. It helps people structure their problem solving process:

8D template example in QI Macros add-in for Excel

8D report template in Excel Steps 0 and 1

8D Template Steps

Step 0: Planning

  1. Establish the Team
  2. State the Problem
  3. Containment Plan
  4. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using fishbone or Love Bug Diagram
  5. Corrective Actions
  6. Implement Corrective Actions
  7. Prevent Recurrence
  8. Recognize Team Efforts

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Love Bug Diagram

The 8D template uses a version of the "Love Bug" diagram to analyze cause-and-effect:

Love Bug Diagram 8D

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