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A cause and effect diagram
is basically a pictorial display of a list. Each diagram has a large
arrow pointing to the name of a problem. The lines off the large arrow
represents main categories of potential causes (or solutions). Typical
categories are equipment, personnel, method, materials, and environment.
You can create the categories
that best fit your problem. Smaller lines, representing subcategories,
are drawn off each main line. The process should be described and the
problem well defined before creating this kind of diagram. Below is
a fishbone diagram that still needs the subcategories added.
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