8D Report


  • List 8D Team Members

  • Full Name, Role and Signature


  • Briefly describe the problem

  • Does the problem statement contain the 5W2H? (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, How much/often)

  • Clearly restate the problem


  • Are there interim containment actions for this problem?

  • Briefly describe current interim containment actions

  • What temporary fixes can be integrated for preventing this problem from getting worse until a permanent solution is implemented?

  • Rate effectiveness (1 = low, 10 = high)


  • Identify the root cause of the problem

  • Take/attach relevant photos as verification of the root cause

  • Does the root cause of the problem reveal flaws in business processes?

  • Why was the problem not detected and resolved at the time it occurred?


  • What permanent corrective actions can be developed to solve the problem?

  • Take/attach relevant photos as proof of effectiveness of corrective actions


  • Implementation date of corrective actions

  • Did we communicate the changes to all stakeholders?


  • Are additional measures needed to prevent similar problems?

  • Briefly describe additional measures

  • What lessons are learned and can be applied to other problems?

  • Were procedures and work instructions updated?


  • How can the team be rewarded to boost motivation?


  • Additional Recommendations

  • Full Name and Signature of 8D Team Leader

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