There are two types of Pareto charts – the results of operations and reasons.

The first is used to determine the main problems, this diagram shows the undesirable results of operations associated for example, with safety or with quality.

The latter is used to identify all of the causes of the problem and determine the main one (for example, inefficient work method, poor performer, contractor, foreman, etc.).
Build a Pareto chart starts with problem definition. You need to determine the issue that will be explored (for example, defect products), to define data and their classification (e.g., type of defect, for reasons of appearance, place of occurrence, etc.), to define the terms and methods.
Compile a sheet containing a list of the information collected. Prepares and populates a table containing the list of found problems (e.g., defects) in order of importance. The table thus consists of the following columns:

• Types of issues (defects, accidents, etc.)

• The number of problems

• The cumulative sum of the number of problems

• The percentage of problems for each characteristic to the total amount

• Accrued interest.
Built coordinate axis. The vertical axis percentage, horizontal interval corresponding to a number of attributes (issues). In accordance with the prepared table on the coordinate plane is constructed a cumulative curve, on a graph apply all the available information related to the diagram and to study data.

After constructing the diagram, it is possible to identify the main causes of the problem under study, the use of different types of analysis such as ABC analysis.