Professional Course

Eight Disciplines (8D) Problem-Solving Team Approach

Corporate College, In Warrensville Heights (+1 locations)
12 hours
12 hours
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Course description

Eight Disciplines (8D) Problem-Solving Team Approach

The 8 Disciplines (8D) problem-solving model was implemented by Ford in the 1980s as part of its Team Oriented Problem Solving (TOPS) program. 8D is a robust and structured approach to identifying, correcting and eliminating recurring problems. Though it originated in the automotive sector, it can be applied to any industry. This course provides an overview of the formalized 8D problem-solving approach, utilizing the most frequently used techniques. Students will learn how to select the techniques that work best for different types of problems. Practical exercises will show students how to use the techniques effectively and become a culture of thinkers. 8D provides team synergy and offers strategies to identify the root cause and implement containment actions as well as corrective and preventive action plans to get rid of the problem.

The course is also offered as an blended-learning/hybrid

This course can also be offered virtually. Please contact Corporate College to learn more.

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Who should attend?

Students will be asked to bring work-related problems to the classroom to work on during the hands-on practical experiences, where they will apply 8D tools and techniques and determine possible area(s) for improvement.

Training content

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Follow the 8D problem-solving process using critical thinking and logic skills.
  • Define and analyze problems by completing a problem statement, analyzing the current situation and collecting information and data.
  • Select and implement solutions with assistance from team members, select decision-making tools, implement solutions, measure results and communicate changes.


The cost of this training course includes all course materials and a subject matter expert instructor

Certification / Credits

Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Competion with CEUs

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Corporate College
4400 Richmond Road
44128 Warrensville Heights Ohio

Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College

Founded in 2003, Corporate College offers Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals professional training and development, along with state-of-the-art meeting and conference space at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights and Corporate College West in Westlake. Whether you are engaged with...

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