Root Cause
Corrective Action
System

For your Root Cause Corrective Action system we recommend following an eight discipline (8D) approach to resolving internal and external Quality Issues. Your company should have a documented system that describes the method employees follow during the corrective action problem resolution. This document is necessary for ISO 9001 certification.


8D steps

The 8D resolution approach to root cause corrective action includes these steps

  1. Team approach
  2. Describe the Problem
  3. Containment Action
  4. Root Cause Verification
  5. Implement Corrective Action
  6. Verify Corrective Action
  7. Prevent Recurrence
  8. Congratulate the Team



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Do you want to…

  • Improve your corrective action system?
  • Spend less time writing corrective actions reports?
  • Keep all of your 8D and 5Y reports in one place?
  • Not worry about formatting 8D and 5Y problem solving reports?
  • Tie all supporting documents (SCARS, pictures, Failure Analysis) into one report?
  • Collect metrics on your corrective action system?

Are you…

  • Struggling with keeping track of all of your corrective actions?
  • Forgetting previous customer complaints, written details, and resolution history?
  • Looking for inexpensive corrective action software that tracks all of your 8D records and 5 why problem solving reports?
  • Concern about your next ISO audit and providing corrective action documentation?

Do you need to quickly…

  • Create and edit an 8D or 5Y report?
  • Find old 8D or 5Y reports for a given customer?
  • Distinguish between internal and external 8D eight disciplines reports?
  • Distinguish between open and closed 8D reports?
  • Track all actions for each of the 8 disciplines and 5 why problem solving results?
  • See a history of your 8D eight disciplines actions?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions then Quality Assurance Solutions is proud to offer you 8D Manager. 8D Manager addresses all above issues and more.

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8D Manager is inexpensive, easy to learn and easy to use. Start working within in 10 minutes.

This software allows you to…

  • Provide your customer an impressive 8D report.
  • Track all of your 8D actions, owners and due dates.
  • Quickly find your history of all corrective actions.
  • Not only help you pass an ISO audit but amaze your ISO auditor.

In addition the 8D Manager package includes…

  • A step by step manual to assure you get maximum benefit of the software.
  • A corrective action procedure template. Use this to document your corrective action system for ISO 9001 certification. This ties the 8D Manager software to your corrective and preventive action procedure.

Other Benefits of 8D Manager…

  • Multiple users can access the information at the same time. There is no additional pricing for additional licenses.
  • You can customize the forms and reports labels to match your company’s terminology and traceability needs.
  • 8D Manager provides Global 8D reports for reoccurring issues.

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Corrective Action Document

The Root Cause Corrective Action documented system should cover these items:

  • When corrective actions are issued
  • The process of starting the corrective action
  • The tracking process for each corrective action from start to closure
  • The resolution process of the corrective action
  • Who is responsible for managing the corrective action system
  • How corrective actions are considered closed
  • The method of identifying open corrective action issues
  • The timeliness of corrective action
  • Provide a sample of the quality record used for root cause corrective action
  • The differences in handling internal and external corrective action
  • How returned material is managed
  • How customer communication is conducted


Internal vs External

Internal corrective action deals with issues within your business. This can include product quality, process or business systems issues. External corrective action is initiated by your customer. Normally these deal with product quality but they could be business systems issues too.


Corrective Action Reasons

Let’s list some of the possibilities for starting a corrective action

  • A customer complaint is received
  • An internal product defect
  • A product defect that prevents shipping the product
  • An out of control process
  • Audit findings
  • A company system is not performing correctly
  • An issue that is causing increase cycle time
  • A problem that is costing your company significant money
  • A subcontractor issue
  • A training effectiveness issue


Tracking Root Cause Corrective Actions

Your system must track the root cause corrective action from beginning to end. A spreadsheet can do this. Software is better for this purpose.

The root cause corrective action process gathers much reference documentation from beginning to end. All this material should be kept together. Keep it in a manila folder or hyperlinked in your 8D Software.

Preferably software is used and all material can be hyperlinked to the corrective action record. 8D Manager will centralize the reference material for ease of review by the corrective action team. In addition, your tracking system must distinguish between open and closed corrective actions.


Management Responsibility

Within in the Root Cause Corrective Action documented system describe who has the management responsibility. This person needs to have full authority to assure the implementation of the corrective actions.


Timely Response

When managing customer complaints, timely response is critical. Do not leave the customer hanging when they initially complain about an issue.

At the beginning of a complaint a customer will be very responsive in giving information to help you resolve the problem. If the customer is ignored then the customer responsiveness will turn to disdain. The customer will immediately start looking for another source. Your current business and future business is at jeopardy.

We recommend an initial written response within 48 hours of the initial complaint. Within that 48 hours complete and document the 8D containment.


Corrective Action Record

The Quality record for the root cause corrective action should cover all of the elements of the 8D process. Responsibilities and dates of the corrective actions will be on the record. The record should have an ID number that separates itself from other corrective action forms.




8D Manager Software with 8D report generator

Buy Now!

Do you want to…

  • Improve your corrective action system?
  • Spend less time writing corrective actions reports?
  • Keep all of your 8D and 5Y reports in one place?
  • Not worry about formatting 8D and 5Y problem solving reports?
  • Tie all supporting documents (SCARS, pictures, Failure Analysis) into one report?
  • Collect metrics on your corrective action system?

Are you…

  • Struggling with keeping track of all of your corrective actions?
  • Forgetting previous customer complaints, written details, and resolution history?
  • Looking for inexpensive corrective action software that tracks all of your 8D records and 5 why problem solving reports?
  • Concern about your next ISO audit and providing corrective action documentation?

Do you need to quickly…

  • Create and edit an 8D or 5Y report?
  • Find old 8D or 5Y reports for a given customer?
  • Distinguish between internal and external 8D eight disciplines reports?
  • Distinguish between open and closed 8D reports?
  • Track all actions for each of the 8 disciplines and 5 why problem solving results?
  • See a history of your 8D eight disciplines actions?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions then Quality Assurance Solutions is proud to offer you 8D Manager. 8D Manager addresses all above issues and more.

Pictures of forms and reports in 8D Manager

8D Manager is inexpensive, easy to learn and easy to use. Start working within in 10 minutes.

This software allows you to…

  • Provide your customer an impressive 8D report.
  • Track all of your 8D actions, owners and due dates.
  • Quickly find your history of all corrective actions.
  • Not only help you pass an ISO audit but amaze your ISO auditor.

In addition the 8D Manager package includes…

  • A step by step manual to assure you get maximum benefit of the software.
  • A corrective action procedure template. Use this to document your corrective action system for ISO 9001 certification. This ties the 8D Manager software to your corrective and preventive action procedure.

Other Benefits of 8D Manager…

  • Multiple users can access the information at the same time. There is no additional pricing for additional licenses.
  • You can customize the forms and reports labels to match your company’s terminology and traceability needs.
  • 8D Manager provides Global 8D reports for reoccurring issues.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed.

Within 30 days, if you are not satisfied with 8D Manager, I will refund your money.

8D Manager is only $49.00

Buy Now!



Your Root Cause Corrective Action System is a Basic System for the following reasons
  1. You need a documented method for solving problems.
  2. Customers need assurance that you have a method to resolve their issues.
  3. It drives continuous improvement.
  4. It is critical for ISO 9001 certification.




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