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QDIP Board Best Practices

A QDIP Board is a bulletin board hung in a process or production area which quickly conveys how manufacturing is performing in 4 key areas. Specifically, they are Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity. Metrics and results for each category are shown below each letter in the QDIP acronym and updated each day.

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Description of QDIP Boards

Determining the right metrics for each section of the board is an important first step. While every organization with have different standards surrounding QDIP, the following are examples of measurements to track in each category:

  • Quality metrics can include the number of product defects found in a day or returns due to poor manufacturing quality.
  • Delivery measurements would include on-time shipments to customers or the number of shipments made per day versus the goal.
  • Inventory metrics may refer to the number of units or dollar amount of the product that are currently in a WIP (Work-in-Progress) status or current inventory numbers staying below a stated goal.
  • Productivity numbers can include downtime levels below a certain number or daily takt goals (taktis the pulse or rhythm across all processes to ensure continuous flow and utilization of capacities).

Daily, weekly or monthly goals can be established for each category in the QDIP Board and if the teams meet their goals then the category is marked green for that time period. If not, it is marked red. When management comes through on a Gemba Walk, they can instantly see where the facility stands by reading the board.

Praxie's Online QDIP Board Tools & Templates

A Huddle Board or QDIP Board is typically a physical board, like a whiteboard which includes “cards” or “post its”, to show the status, progress, and issues related to a project or business initiative. QDIP Boards resemble “Kanban” boards in that they help teams plot out different activities or ongoing project tasks, usually across different phases of their development. QDIP Boards do not have to be organized around processes and can also serve as living dashboards for teams and organizations.  

The tools managers can use to guide their teams through the steps for creating and using QDIP Boards include creating visual presentations, spreadsheets, and documents, and then using these for regular reviews of progress. Get started with our QDIP Board template. 

How to use it: 

  1. Review the template and gather the requested information. 
  2. Insert your metrics under each category of the QDIP board. 
  3. Provide action items that are both pending and completed. 

Unlike most traditional QDIP Board processes, Praxie’s online QDIP Board tools allow any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.