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MBB Consulting™ - 8D Training In Austin, TX

8D Training In Austin, TX

8D Training
Austin is the capital and heart of Texas. 8D training provides Austin students a strong, auto-industry problem solving system.
Price $599
Duration 2 days
Format In-person, instructor-led slideshow with exercises and a quiz to test comprehension.
Materials Each student will receive a 3-ring binder containing print-outs of the slideshow. Assuming satisfactory quiz results graded a few days after class, each student will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Class Size3 - 8 students
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CityAustin, TX

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About 8D Training


Who is 8D Training for?

8D can be used by everyone. We all deal with processes. Everything we do can be described in a step by step list of sequential actions. Even how we prepare for work, drive to work, take a lunch break, buy groceries, or pick the kids up from school; these are all processes. How Procurement teams develop and qualify suppliers, Buyers order material, HR interviews candidates, hiring managers select candidates, quotes are done, parts are made, customers are invoiced, etc. Anyone hoping to improve their service, process, or product can use 8D. And, not only is it good for your immediate need to make things better, being a highly desirable skill increasingly sought after by hiring managers, 8D is also good for your career development. In our course, Austin students learn:

8D Training Course Overview:

8D training teaches Austin students Ford's comprehensive 8 Disciplines of problem solving methodology notable for its formal team recognition step.. At Ford, 8D was originally called Team-Oriented Problem Solving (TOPS). One of our Master Black Belts worked at Ford and lived with TOPS and 8D as it evolved over a decade. A 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"™.

What are the 8D's?

D0 Plan. Plan for solving the problem and determine the prerequisites. Together with D1-D3, this is similar to MBBC's interpretation of Six Sigma's Define Phase.

D1 Team. Establish a team of people with product / process knowledge. Target the minimum-sized team with a decision-making representative of each function that holds a stake in the project. These must be people who can get things done; not note takers who need to check back with somebody else about every small decision or action.

D2 Define. Describe the problem. Specify the problem by identifying in quantifiable terms the who, what, where, when, why, how, and how many for the problem. A great way to define problems is in terms of their annual cost because this sets the budget for your project.

D3 Contain. Develop immediate but temporary containment plan. Think about what can be done right now to improve conditions from the customer's perspective. Make sure that whatever actions taken lower total cost. Implement and verify. We notice that some Lean Six Sigma trainers and even accredited training material completely omit the critical step of containment. This must be done wherever possible.

D4 Analyze. Determine, identify, and verify root causes and escape points. Identify all applicable causes that could explain why the problem occurred. Also identify why the problem was not noticed at the time it occurred. 8D root cause analysis techniques usually include walking the process, 5 Whys, and cause and effect (fishbone / Ishikawa) diagrams or matrices. More complex problems could require component swap exercises or Design of Experiments (DOE).

D5 Pilot. Choose and verify permanent correction actions (PCAs). Through pre-production programs, quantitatively confirm that the selected correction will resolve the problem for the customer.

D6 Improve. Implement and validate corrective action. Expand D5's pilot into full production.

D7 Prevent. Similar to Six Sigma's Control Phase, if error-proofing was not possible in the Improve Phase, then modify management systems to lock in changes and prevent recurrence. Modifications usually include revision-controlled updates to company policies, practices, and work instructions or other procedures, releasing them, training their users, and following up with supervision and audits assuring new requirements are followed. Complex, technical control may take the form Statistical Process Control (SPC).

D8 Celebrate. Congratulate your team. This is a best practice compared to Six Sigma, Shainin RedX, and other methods. It's important to remember the human element. Teams should be recognized for their successes especially on projects impactful enough to invoke an 8D.


Do 8D's right. Save money. Improve profit. Have a happy team. Sign up for 8D training today.

Austin

Silicon Hills - Keep Austin Weird

Excellent choice! Austin was recommended to serve as the capital due to the area's pleasant hills, waterways, and convenience as a crossroads between Galveston, Santa Fe, Mexico, and the Red River. A capital building and granite dam were built to power a street car line. Parks were established. The Texas Oil Boom happened. High-tech semiconductor manufacturing and higher education evolved. Music become prominent. And, Austin has flourished becoming America's 11th, and Texas' 4th largest city by population, and one of America's fastest-growing large cities. As such, many fun after-class options exist including the 6th Street bar scene, music festivals, ballet, museums, the LBJ Presidential Library, shopping, a massive bat colony, and Lake Travis.

Austin
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Facility

Our Austin Training Center is situated in a stunning location overlooking a lake in Austin's research corridor. The high quality four-story building stands out, with its fabulous curves of reflective glass and steel set in beautiful lakeland surroundings and verdant, neatly tended landscaped grounds. Inside, the lobby areas feature polished granite floors and wood paneling and there's cardkey control at all entrances and pleasant areas with outdoors seating. Corporate neighbors include some of the biggest names in IT and many hi-tech industries such as semiconductors - drawn by the expert labor force, the accessible location (close to US Hwy 183 and State Hwy 45 for quick access to the Central Business District) and economic growth in the area. The business center is close to many amenities and is a short drive from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Dave H.
Dave H.
EH&S Manager
Ship Building


So happy to get a professional that knows what they're talking about in here to teach us something useful. Our hands-on measurement system analysis exercise revealed problems with one of the gages most frequently used by Quality.



Srinivas Hatathodi
Srinivas Hatathodi
Owner / Consultant
Lake City Consulting


Our Master Black Belt Instructor was instrumental in getting my department to change the way we think. Achieving success in Lean methods sometimes needs an overhaul of conventional methods and our MBB was the person that can take the concept from an abstract form to reality in the most efficient way possible. The Lean Six Sigma projects that our department conducted helped us reduce costs and streamline our operations.