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 DIAGRAM software enhanced with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Example 1. Create Fishbone Diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM /p>
Fishbone Diagrams Solution provides the Fishbone Diagrams library with 13 ready-to-use vector objects that can be used to create Fishbone Diagrams in a few minutes.
Example 2. Fishbone Diagrams Library Design Elements
Another way of drawing the Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa Diagram) in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is to use as the base one of predesigned templates or samples offered in quantity at ConceptDraw STORE. Choose any desired that meets your requirements and simply change it according to your needs.
Example 3. Fishbone Diagram - Increase in Productivity
The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the predesigned objects offered by Fishbone Diagrams library from the Fishbone Diagrams Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating each of these samples.
Use the Fishbone Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park to create Fishbone Diagrams of any complexity fast and easy, and realize effectively cause and effect analysis.
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Fishbone Diagrams Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.
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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.
Picture: Total Quality Management Value
This method of problem analysis is widely used in IT, manufacture industries and chemical engineering. If you want to take a fresh look on your problem, you can draw a fishbone diagram with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software, which supports both MAC OS and Windows. You can see and download fishbone diagram samples and templates in ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagram can be applied as template for performing the cause and effect analysis of a service industry problems. It can help to determine factors causing problems. Causes in this diagram are categorized according to the 4S’s principle that means Surroundings, Suppliers, Systems and Skills. Grouping causes allows to reveal main interactions between different events. This diagram was made using ConceptDraw Fishbone diagrams solution. It can help to reveal the causes effected a complicated issue. Of course it can be used together with other methods of approaching to the problem solving.
Picture: Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM 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 DIAGRAM software and Fishbone Diagrams solution included to ConceptDraw Solution Park!
Picture: Create Fishbone Diagrams with the ConceptDraw
Sometimes it’s quite useful to look on a problem from another view. To gain insight into an obstacle you should use SWOT analysis, and this will help you to see the whole situation. When composing a SWOT matrix, you divide your problem onto four elements - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and place them into matrix.
This sample SWOT analysis matrix of the athletic shoes producing company was designed on the base of template provided by ConceptDraw SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution. It delivers number of easy-to-use templates and samples of SWOT and TOWS matrices for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. Applying one of these templates, enables to quickly find out Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. After creating a list managers can consider methods the business can use to amplify strengths and to decrease weaknesses; realize opportunities; and avoid threats.
Picture: SWOT Analysis
Identify the root causes of quality issues with Fishbone diagram. Because Fishbone diagram is hierarchical it is well-suited for capturing in a mind map for reviewing process towards proving which branch is the real root cause of an issue.
Picture: Fishbone Diagram