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Cause and Effect Analysis - Fishbone Diagrams for Problem Solving

Cause and Effect Analysis - Fishbone Diagrams for Problem Solving

Fishbone diagram is a powerful tool used for solving business problems and obstacles. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a helpful tool for cause and effect analysis. It gives the ability to easy identify many possible causes and factors which cause the effects and to draw Fishbone Diagrams for problem solving. Read more

Create Fishbone Diagrams

Common uses of the Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagrams are product design and quality defect prevention. They are effectively used to identify potential factors causing an overall effect for making possibility to solve a problem. To create Fishbone Diagrams, Cause-and-Effect Diagrams, Ishikawa Diagrams, we recommend to use a ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

Create Fishbone Diagrams with the ConceptDraw

ConceptDraw PRO has the powerful tools for rapid drawing Fishbone diagrams and identifying many possible causes for an effect for problem solving. Causes can be grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. Easy create Fishbone diagrams with the ConceptDraw PRO software and Fishbone Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park! Read more
"Ishikawa diagrams (also called fishbone diagrams, herringbone diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams, or Fishikawa) are causal diagrams created by Kaoru Ishikawa (1968) that show the causes of a specific event. Common uses of the Ishikawa diagram are product design and quality defect prevention, to identify potential factors causing an overall effect. Each cause or reason for imperfection is a source of variation. Causes are usually grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. The categories typically include:
- People: Anyone involved with the process
- Methods: How the process is performed and the specific requirements for doing it, such as policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws
- Machines: Any equipment, computers, tools, etc. required to accomplish the job
- Materials: Raw materials, parts, pens, paper, etc. used to produce the final product
- Measurements: Data generated from the process that are used to evaluate its quality
- Environment: The conditions, such as location, time, temperature, and culture in which the process operates" [Ishikawa diagram. Wikipedia]
The fishbone diagram example "Causes of low-quality output" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Seven Basic Tools of Quality - Fishbone Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Seven Basic Tools of Quality solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is an ideal software for fast and easy drawing professional looking quality diagrams, including a Fishbone diagram. Read more

Total Quality Management Business Diagram

The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps you and your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software. Read more

Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software

The problem solving and decision-making processes are closely linked and crucial for the business and life. There are many tools and techniques for facilitating and improvement these processes, and also enhancement the quality of accepted decisions. One of them is Fisbone Diagram or Cause and Effect diagram. For its construction, you need first define the problem which you need to solve (existing or potential), write it into rectangular and draw to it a horizontal line - a “fish spine”. Then define general types of possible causes like Persons, Materials, Methods, Machinery, Measurements or Environment, and attach them to “spine”. Start brainstorming the possible reasons of failure and connect them to the branches. Professional diagramming ConceptDraw PRO MAC OSX software offers the Fishbone Diagrams solution which contains templates, samples, and ready Fishbone design objects. Use of them lets effectively identify the possible causes for an effect, realize successfully cause and effect analysis, and instantly draw Fishbone diagram on Mac software. Read more

How Do Fishbone Diagrams Solve Manufacturing Problems

How do Fishbone diagrams solve manufacturing problems? Fishbone diagrams are successfully used in various fields of industries and manufacturing to analyze the set of possible causes and their effects. Fishbone diagram provides a process to clearly define the “Effect” and then puts you to thinking about the possible causes, based on the categories of common problems in manufacturing. ConceptDraw PRO application extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution lets you construct Fishbone diagrams and represent globally recognized standards for manufacturing 6 Ms and 8 Ms. Read more