8D Report Template
Manufacturing
An 8D report template is used to document a comprehensive root-cause analysis based on the 8 Disciplines of Problem-Solving, previously known as the Team-Oriented Problem-Solving. 8D teams can easily generate a detailed report with the use of this template.
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8D Report

D1

Signature

Full Name, Role and Signature
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D2

Briefly describe the problem
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Does the problem statement contain the 5W2H? (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, How much/often)
Yes
No
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Clearly restate the problem
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D3

Are there interim containment actions for this problem?
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No
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Briefly describe current interim containment actions
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What temporary fixes can be integrated for preventing this problem from getting worse until a permanent solution is implemented?
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D4

Identify the root cause of the problem
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Take/attach relevant photos as verification of the root cause
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Does the root cause of the problem reveal flaws in business processes?
Yes
No
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Why was the problem not detected and resolved at the time it occurred?
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D5

What permanent corrective actions can be developed to solve the problem?
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Take/attach relevant photos as proof of effectiveness of corrective actions
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D6

Implementation date of corrective actions
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Did we communicate the changes to all stakeholders?
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No
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D7

Are additional measures needed to prevent similar problems?
Yes
No
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Briefly describe additional measures
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What lessons are learned and can be applied to other problems?
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Were procedures and work instructions updated?
Yes
No
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D8

How can the team be rewarded to boost motivation?
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Completion

Additional Recommendations
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Signature

Full Name of 8D Team Leader
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