Operational excellence

8D, PDCA, DMAIC: What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Discover practical approaches to problem-solving for improving quality and saving time and money.

1 hour

Members: £0 + VAT
Non-members: £0 + VAT

Summary

Discover practical approaches to problem-solving for improving quality and saving time and money.

Register Now>

 

In this webinar we will explore what World War II aircraft and climbing mountains in Scotland have to do with problem-solving approaches! 

Good problem solving and continuous improvement is essential for any business. There are many approaches and selecting the best can be a challenge in itself! We will explore three common problem-solving approaches, 8D, DMAIC and PDCA, unpick the jargon and look at the benefits, limitations, similarities and differences of each. 

You will gain a good understanding of the basics of each approach to help you pick the one that is the best fit for the challenges you are facing. 

Who should attend?

Anyone who works in an industry where they are trying to make improvements or solve challenges in the best possible way. 

How will I benefit?

  • Understand the basics of common problem-solving approaches 
  • Have the knowledge to pick the right approach for your business 
  • Have greater understanding of the strengths and limitations of the different approaches 
Contributes 1 CPD hour

Key topics

  • Problem solving approaches – 8D, DMAIC (six sigma) and PDCA (plan, do, check, act) 
  • Their strengths and weaknesses 
  • The basic principles that underlie all problem-solving approaches  
  • How to pick the right approach for the problems that you are facing 

In-house and bespoke training

Tell us your team's CPD needs and we'll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your engineering sector.
Contact our advisors if you need help finding the most appropriate training for your team.

Share:

At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 hour
  • CPD Hours:
    1

Need some help?

Contact us if you have any questions about our training courses.

Terms & conditions of booking IMechE training

Enquire now

Offers and bundles

A range of options to help you maximise your training budget.

More about offers and bundles

Train your team

Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

More about in-house and tailored training.

Offers and bundles

We have a range of options to help you maximise your training budgets.

More about our offers and bundles

Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
  • You come to us or we come to you
  • Online tools to improve the experience

Average customer rating:

4.75 out of 5

Get in touch

Get in touch if you need help finding the right course, or qualification, for you or your team.

Terms & conditions of booking IMechE training