Difference Between 8D and 6 Sigma? And Commonalities?

8D Problem Solving (Eight Disciplines)
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Manager, Egypt

Difference Between 8D and 6 Sigma? And Commonalities?

What is the relation between 8D and 6 Sigma?


Ayowale Adeyemi Philips
ICT Consultant, Nigeria

Reaction to 8D versus 6 Sigma

Six Sigma is a tool that, when utilized, will significantly improve customer satisfaction by constantly reducing defects and variation in every aspect of the business. It has the effect of accelerating existing improvement processes, thus enabling an organization to obtain its goals of complete customer satisfaction.
8D Problem Solving is a team approach for product and process improvement and for complementing the efforts of continuous improvement.

melchiorre calabrese
Manager, Italy

Difference 6 Sigma and 8D

The above instruments have to be applied both together. The 1st one tell you if a deviance is affecting your process; the 2nd one shall guide you into the solution.

Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

6 Sigma is Proactive 8D is Reactive

- 6 Sigma is a process of knowing and reducing variation so that consistency is achieved within prescribed limits. This is a proactive process of achieving and sustaining quality.
- 8D starts from a deviation / problem and systematically finds solutions in the short run, long run and find methods to keep that in control. This is a kind of reactive method but with the same objectives.
One tries to achieve quality by providing value and the other by eliminating defects.

Vidyut chandra Patange
Management Consultant, India

Six Sigma and 8D Have Totally Different Goals and Objectives

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