Global 8D (G8D) is a disciplined process developed by Ford Motor Company to help product development and manufacturing engineers identify and solve problems. Solving problems results in efficient, as well as effective, resolution to 'root causes' of customer satisfaction issues, and helps reduce warranty costs.
With this two-hour online course, you will learn the methods and tools used to complete each step in the Ford Global 8D find-and-fix problem-solving process, including steps to define the problem, verify the root cause and escape point, and prevent occurrence. The course is designed to provide you with the analytical and procedural information you need to understand, describe, and participate in the G8D problem-solving process as a team member. While certain Ford proprietary information has been removed from the course, it contains essentially the same content that engineers from Ford and select suppliers have benefitted from taking.
The estimated time to completion is three hours, including active participation in case studies using a limited edition version of Prism Quality's Global 8D software application.
By participating in this course, you will be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
This course is geared toward quality, manufacturing, and product development engineers. It is recommended that you have an engineering degree and experience in the automotive engineering field.
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive manufacturer with an extensive Engineering Learning & Development organization that supports its global footprint within the Product Development, Research and Advanced Engineering, Purchasing, and Quality teams. Ford designs and deliver world-class learning solutions, fueling technical excellence to design Smart Vehicles for a Smart World.
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