Root Cause Analysis

The Keys to Solving Fatigue: The Silent Killer

Fatigue is a failure mode that every manufacturing plant will experience at some point and can become chronic if not solved. While understanding fatigue has advanced since its inception in the early 1800s, there are still some misunderstandings in manufacturing in solving these failures. A characteristic of fatigue failures is stress, which is typically below …

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Why Some Root-Cause Investigations Don’t Prevent Recurrence

from www.mt-online.com In the nuclear power industry, the primary mission of a root-cause investigation is to understand how and why a failure or a condition adverse to quality has occurred so that it can be prevented from recurring. This is a good practice for many reasons—and a lawful requirement mandated by 10CFR50, Appendix B, Criterion …

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Root-Cause Analysis Sucks in the United States

The Top 10 Reasons Why Root-Cause Analysis Sucks in the United States Mike Micklewright, from Quality Digest magazine. www.quality-digest.com Lately, I’ve been asked to provide root-cause analysis training more than ever before in my 14 years as an independent quality/lean consultant. This is interesting in the age of Six Sigma, especially because “analyze” is the …

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