What is 8D

The 8D problem solving process is a detailed, team oriented approach to solving critical problems in the production process. The goals of this method are to find the root cause of a problem, develop containment actions to protect customers and take corrective action to prevent similar problems in the future.

The strength of the 8D process lies in its structure, discipline and methodology. 8D uses a composite methodology, utilizing best practices from various existing approaches. It is a problem solving method that drives systemic change, improving an entire process in order to avoid not only the problem at hand but also other issues that may stem from a systemic failure.

8D has grown to be one of the most popular problem solving methodologies used for Manufacturing, Assembly and Services around the globe. Read on to learn about the reasons why the Eight Disciplines of Problem Solving may be a good fit for your company.

Market Strategy Consultation

Use 4-D Account Profiling to Sell More

Efficiency in a manufacturing or plant operation starts with accessibility of the most needed items daily to perform the daily requires at a machine or in a specific area. Time wasted looking tfor items to perform the daily functions is lost profits due to inefficient  processes and creates morale issues for those that want to do the best job possible.

A simple "organizational process or program" like the  Five "S" program can identify inefficiencies and how to "fix" these inefficiencies so that there is a personal stake in the renewed organization of processes and functionality.

​MCI - Manufacturing Careers Inc. offers 5"S" Review, Training, and Implementation  programs and services.  Contact to review your needs and make the necessary programs and materials available for your successful implementation of your 5 "S" program(s).

Increasing Agility and Effectiveness: The Critical Role of Maintenance Operations

Manufacturing Careers Inc. will make available a select amount of $1,000 scholarships for individuals attending a Community College or Technical School and taking manufacturing related classes towards their degree in a manufcaturing related career.

Machine Tool Repairs and Installations

​Machine tool repairs, Installations, and maintenance are critical to the efficient operation of any manufacturing plant. Whether industrial equipment like compressors, ovens, chillers, machine tools, or robotic equipment, we have aligned our services to meet your daily, monthly, and quarterly needs.

5 Big Benefits of Using CMMS for Manufacturing Maintenance Activities

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Manufacturing Cost Deployment: How to select the right projects


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Key Account Selling: Opening Doors  - Selling by Meeting Customer's Needs

​Today's selling people need to understand their role in the selling "Supply Chain" of a customer's operations. It is no longer just about relationships and providing a product. It is about understanding a customer's needs - short-term as well as long-term. This book "opens" the methodology of how to build a relationship based on understanding how and where you fit into a customer's "Supply Chain". Open you mind to developing your methodology about what your customers want and need by filling these needs with your services and/or products. Ask about our on-line study program, in-person training programs, and group training sessions.

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Preventative and Predictive Maintenance

September 15, 2016 by T. Netland

How do firms prioritize and select improvement projects? Unfortunately, the usual method is a combination of guess and chance. Few companies are able to compute the real return on investment from proposed projects, and select the better ones through a rigorous decision process. This is not a trivial problem, but an important one: Many firms spend much money on useless improvements — fixing issues that are non-critical or have low or no effect on factory performance. In these firms, middle managers battle for the attention and investments of senior management by writing up speculative “business cases” for their proposed improvement projects. Few of these firms have heard about Manufacturing Cost Deployment — a structured method for selecting the right improvement project.

3 Strategies for Bridging the Gap Between the Best and the Rest in B2B Sales

9 Negotiation Tactics That Kill Deals

Customers are people too.  Just like salespeople, they usually care about doing their job and being successful.  They love to buy, but generally do not like to be sold.  This is most apparent in the negotiation between buyers and sellers.  Over the years I have seen some great interactions and some that just flat out kill the relationship and inevitably kill the deals.

Here are 9 things that you should never do:

1.     Forget to understand the buyer’s perspective.

2.     Think that Negotiation Starts at the End of the Sales Cycle

​3.     Confuse the position they take with what they actually care about

4.     Talk too much. Listening too little.

5.     Squeeze every last drop of blood from a deal

6.     Negotiate On Your Own

7.     Use Price as a Compelling Event

8.     Agree to a Price before you Establish Value

9.     Try to Close the Deal Too Early (or Too Late)