# Matrix Diagram (PowerPoint slides)

```Matrix Diagram
Process Management &amp; Innovation
P05
Definition
A matrix diagram, also known as a Quality function
deployment (QFD), is one of the Seven Management
Tools that is used for identifying inter-relationships of
the process or product variable that must be managed
in the company’s plan .
It is a grid by which you can used to analysis your
materials to make comparison, selection or choice as it
systemically organize a variety of data related to a
process or product improvements.
Purposes
The application of the Matrix Diagram is to
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Assigned task to complete a project
Make a comparison between completing alternatives that
involves a variety of characteristics
Prioritize combination of new and old activities that
maximized the number of total objectives met.
Establish the relationship between the customer
requirements and product features, where a number of
product features may be combined to deliver the
required customer benefit.
Types of Matrix Diagram
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L-Shape Matrix Diagram
T-Shape Matrix Diagram
X-Shape Matrix Diagram
C-Shape or 3-dimensional Matrix Diagram
Inverted Y-Shape matrix Diagram
L-Shape Matrix Diagram
Subcategories
of 1 Variable
Subcategories
of 1 Variable
Column
Row
The results shown on a
completed diagram
shows the possibilities
of correlation between
the subcategories
listed.
Steps In Constructing
A Matrix Diagram
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Determine the factors that are important for making a
correct selection
Brainstorm for any possible items and characteristics
that can be compared and record down the
information
Select the type of Matrix to be used
(L-shaped, T-shaped, Y-shaped matrices…)
Identify or select the data to be investigated and write
down the 1st set along the vertical axis of the matrix
and the 2nd set along the horizontal axis of the matrix
Steps In Constructing
A Matrix Diagram (Cont.)
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Determine the relationship symbols to be used
Create a legend
Complete the proper matrix using the appropriate
factors and symbols
Enter the appropriate symbol into each box
Examine the matrix and draw the appropriate
conclusion
Case Study (An example)
My parents work in an environmental chemistry laboratory
and they want to assign their employees to several tasks.
Their goal is to rid the confusion with distributing tasks to
be done. The problem with their organization is to
work is not distributed properly. One job had multiple
employees, while another job was neglected. My dad will
develop an L-shaped matrix diagram to organize and solve
the current problem.
Names
Jason
Michelle
Bill
Clean chemical dishes
Research of current
assignment
Computer programmer
Inspector of laboratory
Clean front office
Helper in lab tests