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New qualified FBDi Guideline

14. April 2020

New guideline on the subject of 'Product Analyses and 8D-Report'

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The FBDi (Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution e.V.) presents a new guideline on the subject of 'Product Analyses and 8D-Report'. The trigger for the development of the guide is that in almost 80% of the complaints about electronic components with requested product analyses or 8D-Reports no fault can be found by the manufacturer. In order to increase quality and throughput speed and to enable realistic assessments, the FBDi Competence Team Quality developed the qualified action guide, which is now available for download in German and English on the FBDi website.  (

In this way, FBDi promotes clean communication between all parties involved and underlines its role as a distribution platform for comprehensive exchange in the supply chain. The practical guide defines the prerequisites on all sides for a meaningful implementation of product analyses and 8D-reports at manufacturers across distribution. The clear definition of the necessary steps to be taken on all sides in the event of complaints is intended to ensure an optimal process through a uniform, clearly understandable procedure for all parties involved. The measures contained also support an improved workflow and the definition of responsibilities in product analyses. Misunderstandings and false expectations can thus be avoided, because the more qualified the application for a product analysis is, the higher the chance of a meaningful and comprehensive error analysis up to an 8D report.