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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,

Data Flow Diagram Model

The DFD (Yourdon and Coad notation) example "Model of small traditional production enterprise" below was created using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.

Group Collaboration Software

A software for group collaboration helps to facilitate action-oriented teams working together over geographic distances by providing tools that aid communication.

event-driven process chain diagram, EPC diagram, process chain flowchart Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams

event-driven process chain diagram, EPC diagram, process chain flowchart
Event-Driven Process Chain Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM functionality with event driven process chain templates, samples of EPC engineering and modeling the business processes, and a vector shape library for drawing the EPC diagrams and EPC flowcharts of any complexity. It is one of EPC IT solutions that assist the marketing experts, business specialists, engineers, educators and researchers in resources planning and improving the business processes using the EPC flowchart or EPC diagram. Use the EPC solutions tools to construct the chain of events and functions, to illustrate the structure of a business process control flow, to describe people and tasks for execution the business processes, to identify the inefficient businesses processes and measures required to make them efficient.

What is Value Stream Mapping?

Value stream maps (VSM) are an essential tool for organizations applying Lean methods.

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 DIAGRAM application extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution lets you construct Fishbone diagrams and represent globally recognized standards for manufacturing 6 Ms and 8 Ms.

Value Stream Mapping Symbols

VSM symbols are the best for a production process designing. The entire Value Stream Mapping method uses a graphical representation of the manufacturing process, factors' pros and cons, that all stakeholders can easily understand. Value Stream Mapping is a graphical technique that provides possibilities to improve analysis of a manufacturing process, at the stage of the transferring information or materials that required to deliver a product or service to the customer.

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.

Value stream with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

The Value stream is a totality of all actions on the projection, order composition and production: starting from creation a product project to launching this product, from order to delivery, from extraction of raw materials to ready product manufacturing. Value stream mapping is a process of visualization of these actions and creation of a detailed and graphical map.

Value Stream Management

The Value Stream Mapping solution found in the ConceptDraw Solution Park continues to extend the range of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM into a business graphics tool that can be used to document processes in any organization.

process plant layout and piping design, plant design software, plant layout software, power plant design, plant design, plant layout design Plant Layout Plans

process plant layout and piping design, plant design software, plant layout software, power plant design, plant design, plant layout design
Plant Layout Plans solution can be used for power plant design and plant layout design, for making the needed building plant plans and plant layouts looking professionally good. Having the newest plant layout software, the plant design solutions and in particular the ConceptDraw’s Plant Layout Plans solution, including the pre-made templates, examples of the plant layout plans, and the stencil libraries with the design elements, the architects, electricians, interior designers, builders, telecommunications managers, plant design engineers, and other technicians can use them to create the professionally looking drawings within only a few minutes.

quality management Quality Management Area

quality management
The solutions from Quality Management Area extend ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with samples, templates and vector stencils libraries for drawing quality management diagrams and mind maps.

Flowchart Symbols Accounting. Activity-based costing (ABC) flowchart

This flow chart example represent activity-based costing flowchart (ABC flowchart): resource-catagories, resource cost drivers, activities, activity cost drivers, cost objects, direct materials, direct labour. This sort of accounting flowcharts intended to explain how costs distributed between company units and departments. There is only way to clearly explain activity-based cost distribution - create cost diagram demonstrating cost distribution relations and logics. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is special software with accounting flowchart symbols and flowchart stencils for effective drawing activity-based cost flowcharts (ABC-flowcharts).

Cause and Effect Diagram

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with Fishbone Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is perfect for Cause and Effect Diagram creating. It gives the ability to draw fishbone diagram that identifies many possible causes for an effect or a problem. Causes and Effects are usually grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. Causes and Effects in the diagram show relationships among various factor. Fishbone diagram shows factors of Equipment, Process, People, Materials, Environment and Management, all affecting the overall problem.

Fishbone Problem Solving Tool

Fishbone diagram, often reffered as Cause and Effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram, is one of the basic and the most effective tools for problems solving. It is a way of graphical identifying, structuring and exploration the root causes of a problem for determining effective decision.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Fishbone Diagrams solution is a professional fishbone problem solving tool which helps you draw Business Productivity diagram, Cause and Effect, Fishbone, Ishikawa Diagrams to solve problems at your business.

Value Stream Mapping Template

Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Value Stream Mapping solution for document processes with professional designed Value Stream Mapping template.