Root Cause Analysis Cause and Effect Diagram Dry Wipe Tool SKU-11878

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We have created this interactive dry wipe version, that allows teams to use the method to its full extent. The Ishikawa method has always been a team based consensus tool.

Root Cause Analysis Cause and Effect Diagram Dry Wipe Tool

Created by Kaoru Ishikawa (1968), the Ishikawa or Cause and Effect Analysis tool is used by production teams throughout the world as a structured method of problem solving line down issues, deeper Pareto’ed production yield issues and long standing customer returns.

We have created this interactive dry wipe version, that allows teams to use the method to its full extent. The Ishikawa method has always been a team based consensus tool.

Size: 1140 x 840mm – 3mm thick Dry Wipe Foamex


When utilising a team approach to problem solving, there are often many opinions as to the problem’s root cause. One way to capture these different ideas and stimulate the team’s brainstorming on root causes is the cause and effect diagram, commonly called a fishbone. The fishbone will help to visually display the many potential causes for a specific problem or effect.

It is particularly useful in a group setting and for situations in which little quantitative data is available for analysis.

The fishbone has an ancillary benefit as well. Because people by nature often like to get right to determining what to do about a problem, this can help bring out a more thorough exploration of the issues behind the problem – which will lead to a more robust solution.

To construct a fishbone, start with stating the problem in the form of a question, such as “Why is the help desk’s abandon rate so high?” Framing it as a “why” question will help in brainstorming, as each root cause idea should answer the question. The team should agree on the statement of the problem and then place this question in a box at the “head” of the fishbone.

Ishikawa diagrams (also called fishbone diagrams, herringbone diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams, or Fishikawa) are causal diagrams created by Kaoru Ishikawa (1968) that show the causes of a specific event. Common uses of the Ishikawa diagram are product design and quality defect prevention to identify potential factors causing an overall effect. Each cause or reason for imperfection is a source of variation. Causes are usually grouped into major categories to identify these sources of variation. The categories typically include

  • People: Anyone involved with the process
  • Methods: How the process is performed and the specific requirements for doing it, such as policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws
  • Machines: Any equipment, computers, tools, etc. required to accomplish the job
  • Materials: Raw materials, parts, pens, paper, etc. used to produce the final product
  • Measurements: Data generated from the process that are used to evaluate its quality
  • Environment: The conditions, such as location, time, temperature, and culture in which the process operates


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