8D Problem Solving Explained

8D problem solving explained takes you to the core of the method, bringing your knowledge of the problem solving methodology to expert level. Supported by numerous practical examples, it illustrates how you can apply the 8D method in real life. Combined with theoretical background, you will learn to understand the method inside out. In addition, if you want to test your skills, two fully worked out cases allow you to find out how well you can apply the method when solving your problems.

Use the 8D problem solving method for turning your operational failures into knowledge to drive your strategic and competitive advantage. Based on more than 10 years of daily experience with the 8D problem solving method in the automotive and medical industry. This book offers you everything you need to know about the 8D problem solving methodology, and more. Whether you use it as your training material or as a reference in your daily work, this book is for you.

Testimonials & Reviews

The real 8D methodology

That is a really amazing book. This methodology is used by 9 in 10 companies in automotive industry and even like this there was no reference guides available, until now.

In a very simple but detailed language, Chris Visser could explain the core of this methodology and get me in a higher level of understanding, even after years of experience teaching this. Mandatory reading for any Problem Solver or Quality Engineer in this world.

Gabriel Oliveira

Very good book, very well explained with lots of examples. I really loved the two exercises in the book, it helped me to check my knowledge and skills. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to understand 8D problem solving deeply.

Peter McAllister
8D easily explained

A book which is easy to read, full of comprehensive examples. A total overview of how to practice 8D. A recommendation!

Herman-Pieter van Berkel
In my professional working experience,

In my professional working experience, I have seen that 8D’s are often started in order to suggest a professional approach to solving issues. However, more often than not, the underlying analytical principles are not understood by the team, sense of urgency prevails and attention is lost as soon as a quick fix or temporary solution to an issue is found. This book effectively describes the value of the 8D method when applied in a structured way and clearly describes the principles behind. A great read!

Ir. Roland A. Tacken
Sharpen the Axe

What it does is explain to newcomers how to approach complex issues and break them down into smaller parts you can better oversee. It gives more control and thus less stress and escalations. For professionals it refreshes the how and why and gives a some good tips to sharpen the axe. The book was easy to read and works as a good reference book. Conclusion: job well done, I can recommend it.

R. Grünewald


8D problem solving

Turning operational failures into knowledge to drive your strategic and competitive advantages


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On this page you’’ll find a number of templates of 8D reports you can use within your organization.


Here you can find a couple of worked out examples/excercises in order for you to get an impession how such an 8D report may look like.

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