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"Causes in the diagram are often categorized, such as to the 6 M's ...
The 6 Ms (used in manufacturing industry)
- Machine (technology)
- Method (process)
- Material (Includes Raw Material, Consumables and Information.)
- Man Power (physical work)/ Mind Power (brain work): Kaizens, Suggestions
- Measurement (Inspection)
- Milieu/ Mother Nature (Environment)
The original 6Ms used by the Toyota Production System have been expanded by some to include the following and are referred to as the 8Ms. However, this is not globally recognized. It has been suggested to return to the roots of the tools and to keep the teaching simple while recognizing the original intent; most programs do not address the 8Ms.
- Management/ Money Power
- Maintenance" [Ishikawa diagram. Wikipedia]
The 4Ms fishbone diagram (cause and effect diagram, Ishikawa diagram) example "Production process" 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.
4Ms Ishikawa diagram
4Ms Ishikawa diagram, effect, cause, category,

Total Quality Management Value

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.