# 8-D - Eight Disciplines Problem Solving - What is an 8D and Ford's Global 8D

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#### RosieA

Is anyone familiar with the term "8D" as a quality issue? A former co-worker is job hunting and ran across a job where the employer wants someone with 8D familiarity.

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#### Jimmy Olson

Hi Rosie,

I don't really know anything about 8D, but I do know that it is a problem solving process that is used in the automotive industry. I'm sure that someone in the auto industry can tell you more about it. From what I understand about it, it is yet another method of determining root cause.

#### Douglas E. Purdy

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8 Disciplined Steps to Problem Solving

RosieA,

It is my understanding that Ford developed an 8D Problemsolving Method and then a year or two ago expanded it to G8D (Global 8D) where the escape point is also addressed. The attachment below is just a pictorial representation of G8D.

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#### RosieA

Doug, thanks for the Power Point!

It's so much like every other problem solving method I've used, that I wonder what makes this different or more powerful from Ford's point of view.

I assume the "escape point" is a decision point where the team has the option of moving forward or dropping the issue for whatever reason?

#### Douglas E. Purdy

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RosieA,

No, the Escape Point is the place in your control system that allowed the nonconformace to escape. 8D is very similar to Chrylser's 7D and other root cause analysis methods, but G8D is much more involved!

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#### Jflordeliza

Ford's Global 8D Form

Can anybody provide the latest revision of Ford's Global 8D format? I had attended two trainings on G8D and they have two different forms. Confused on what to use. Thanks!

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#### philares

Hello,
G8D was deployed from Ford TOPS program. May anyone advise us
1. what was the backgroud in need for Ford?
2. How much benefit were gained after Ford promoted it? As knew GE with six sigma, they had a large scale sucess in cost saving and...

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#### Przemek

hello Rosie,
tell me what you want to know about 8D: description of methodology or something else? Best regards Przemek

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