If you're flexible with travel, jump ahead by selecting one of the recommended facilities to the right. Otherwise, the form below helps drill down from state to city to a specific training facility for your 8D Training class.
Pre-enrollment is accepted until the minimum student requirement is met. Once enough students have signed up, then we will reach out to process your payment. If minimum enrollment is not attained, we may ask that you consider an alternate date or location. With that in mind, would any of the 4 states be possible for you? Facilities in these states either have a low minimum student requirement, or already have students signing up:
However, if travel is a limitation for you and none of the states above will work, don't worry. We have several options. And if none of those below suit your needs, feel free to contact us and make a request. We will do everything possible to accomodate. A common request we receive is to do on-site training for companies seeking to get several employees trained at the same time.
8D training provides students a complete problem solving methodology similar to Six Sigma, RedX, and others. 8D was developed at Ford where one of our Master Black Belts began his career using 8Ds as a regular course of business.
8D stands for the "8 Disciplines" (of problem solving). Before it was called this, Ford called it TOPS (Team-Oriented Problem Solving). One of our Master Black Belts lived with TOPS and 8D as it evolved over several years at Ford. An best practice of 8D is the last step (D8), where the team's accomplishment is celebrated. This is because Lean Daily Management boards at Ford included SQDCME where "M" stands for Morale. Morale was an essential aspect of everything we did and protected us from practicing "Lean Gone Wrong" (TM).
The disciplines are:
Excerpted and edited from Grace L. Duffy's Modular Kaizen: Continuous and Breakthrough Improvement, ASQ Quality Press, 2014, pages 119-120.