Cedac: A Tool for Continuous Systematic Improvement

Overview

When you're trying to improve quality and productivity, it's essential to target the right problems, get the right people involved in solving them, and make sure the solutions work. CEDAC will help you do all three. CEDAC, or Cause-and-Effect Diagram with the Addition of Cards, is a modification of the "fishbone diagram," a standard QC tool. One of the most powerful, yet simple problem solving methods to come out of Japan (Fukuda won a Deming Prize for developing it), CEDAC actually encompasses a whole cluster of...

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Overview

When you're trying to improve quality and productivity, it's essential to target the right problems, get the right people involved in solving them, and make sure the solutions work. CEDAC will help you do all three. CEDAC, or Cause-and-Effect Diagram with the Addition of Cards, is a modification of the "fishbone diagram," a standard QC tool. One of the most powerful, yet simple problem solving methods to come out of Japan (Fukuda won a Deming Prize for developing it), CEDAC actually encompasses a whole cluster of tools for continuous systematic improvement.

They include:

  • Window analysis for problem identification.
  • The CEDAC diagram for problem analysis and development of standards.
  • Nearly 50 illustrations and sample forms suitable for transparencies.
  • Window development for ensuring adherence to standards.
Here, in his own words, is Fukuda's how-to manual for the in-house support of improvement activities using CEDAC. Previously available only to his own clients, it provides step-by-step directions for setting up and using CEDAC. With a text that's concise, clear, and to the point. The manual is an ideal training aid.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563271403
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,435,127
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Publisher's Foreword
Author's Preface
Ch. 1 The Three Driving Forces for Promoting Improvement Activity 1
Developing a Reliable System
Creating a Favorable Environment
Practicing Together
Actualizing the Three Driving Forces: The CEDAC System
Ch. 2 Window Analysis: Accurate Fact-finding for Preventive Countermeasures 11
Window Analysis
Ways to Eliminate Defects
Window Analysis Exercise: Six Case Studies
Analyzing the Results of the Window
Directions for Countermeasures
Ch. 3 Establishing Standards (Right Methods) for Everyone to Use 31
Synopsis and Special Features of the CEDAC Diagram
How to Make and Use a CEDAC Diagram
Ch. 4 Knowing and Adhering to the Standard (Right Method) 53
Window Development Consists of Two Steps
App Analysis of the Effectiveness of the CEDAC System for Quality Problems
App Joharry's Window
App The New Joharry's Window
App Adhering to Established Standards and Finding New Methods
App Results and Their Time Periods
App Four Measures for Analysis
App Relationships Between Factors and Results
App Conclusions of the Analysis
Notes
About the Author
CEDAC Analysis Forms
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