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  1. Ishikawa diagram(Noun)

    A diagram used in quality management to display a detailed list of causes and effects of a problem and thus to decipher the root cause of a problem.

  2. Origin: Named after Kaoru Ishikawa, who first developed such diagrams as a management tool.

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  1. Ishikawa diagram

    Ishikawa diagrams are causal diagrams created by Kaoru Ishikawa 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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