7.2. Ordering Techniques

Ordering techniques are needed to make sense of the mound of data you have created by brainstorming, researching processes, and reviewing "Best Practices." There are many, many ordering techniques available but I have chosen only a few (see Table 7-1). These few have either a primary and secondary purpose or lead directly to a secondary purpose. For example, the 85:15 Rule not only orders data but also places it into two primary categories. Cause and Effect Diagrams not only lay out the causes and reasons for the causes but provide a trail of sorts to the effect. Furthermore, the Cause and Effect Diagram leads directly to Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). (You may or may not want to use FMEA depending on the issue ...

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