Problem-solving skills for the complex workplace

December 17, 2021 | 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Pacific Time
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AME San Diego Consortium Member: Complimentary
AME Member Fee: $25
Non-Member Fee: $50

In this training session our presenter will provide an introduction of the 8D methodology and share his problem solving experience with tips and examples to apply the methodology in practical situations.

Problem-solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. This program describes concepts and techniques that are important to systematically working and solving complex problems. This includes cross functional team selection, critical thinking and communication process, and fixing the right problems. Eight Disciplines (8D) problem-solving methodology was developed at Ford Motor Company to resolve problems systematically. This methodology is widely adopted by the semiconductor industry and other industries to facilitate effective problem-solving that involve multi-disciplinary teams. 8D follows the logic of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.


Note: this is an AME San Diego Consortium event that is open to non-Consortia members. The event is free for AME San Diego Consortium members. Those without an AME Consortia membership may participate for a low registration fee. Learn more about AME Consortia and sign-up for a consortia membership now.


George Kong, director of quality of pSemi Corporation, frequently deploys 8D methodology, provides 8D trainings, and facilitates 8D problem solving sessions for both technical and non-technical situations. When properly utilized, the 8D methodology typically results in effective and efficient containment and problem recurrence prevention. Kong received his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona. He served in quality improvement, yield enhancement and process integration roles previously at Motorola, Freescale Semiconductors and International Rectifier.

  • Introduce the 8D methodology
  • Share problem-solving experience with tips and examples to apply the methodology in practical situations

pSemi designs and manufactures innovative semiconductor solutions. The company takes what “can’t be done” and transforms it into an industry first. Whether it is a cutting-edge design technique, a transformative architecture or a novel technology platform, the team explores new ways to make electronics smaller, thinner, faster and more efficient.

Headquartered in San Diego, pSemi has offices on three continents and a worldwide sales team to support customers. The company's offices are located in major global tech hubs to support its growing team of talented electrical engineers.



Learn how to apply the 8D methodology at your workplace.


Employees from any industry and at any organizational level.


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