Is your company really good at solving problems because you get a lot of practice solving the same problem over and over again?

Do you struggle with high variability/scrap, recurring issues, or inefficient business processes?

Do you have customer that require corrective action to complaints using 8-D?

Problem Solving for Continuous Improvement may be your solution. 

Basic Problem Solving uses tools such as: Problem Definition, Is/Is Not, Cause & Effect Diagramming and 5 Why’s.

Depending on the situation, it can be a more structured approach using the A-3 format, or a very structured approach using the 8-Disciplines. Discipline using structured problem solving tools are proven methods to solve problems, reduce cost and minimize waste.

Whatever problem solving approach you choose, WMEP will mentor you in the use of the tools. Our approach to training is to apply each tool to your business as personnel learn about the tool.

Eight Disciplines Info-Graphic


  • PLAN – Plan a change
  • DO – Carry out the change
  • CHECK – Verify if the change was effective
  • ACT – Adopt the change or make modifications

Case Study: Rolled Threads Unlimited Streamlines with Lean Kaizen

Case Study: Industrial Controls Co. Embraces Change to Boost Productivity

Contact us for a free consultation.

Get to know Eric Decker, Business Development Leader

“The organization’s mission to help improve and strengthen Wisconsin’s manufacturers aligns very closely with my own. I’ve known the WMEP and its staff through my various roles over the years and have always had a lot of respect for the organization.”

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