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Industrial Problem Solving Simplified: An 8-Step Program by Ralph R. Pawlak

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Summary

In summary, the following eight steps are required to solve problems simply and successfully:

  1. Adequately and completely define the problem.

  2. Define the fault characteristics.

  3. Construct a concept sheet to augment a plan of attack.

  4. Develop a plan of attack.

  5. Collect accurate data that is relevant to the study.

  6. Choose and use analysis tools (observations).

  7. Use innovative analysis tools (easy-to-use comparisons).

  8. Establish consistent work and many-level reviews.

Preliminary requirements for eradicating faults are as follows:

  • Agree on the specific problem definitions.

  • Be sure that everyone involved is able to visually inspect the fault, and ...

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