Root Cause Analysis

Developing a Root Cause Analysis Work Process – Part 3

by Rick Kalinauskas Click to view each part of this series: 1 : 2 : 3 RCA Training and Skills Development With goals and roles defined, our next RCA work process requirement is insuring that the individuals conducting the RCA activities have the necessary skills and attributes for performing their responsibilities. There are important considerations …

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Developing a Root Cause Analysis Work Process – Part 1

by Rick Kalinauskas Click to view each part of this series: 1 : 2 : 3 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a valuable tool for reliability improvement in manufacturing and production operations. Yet, most efforts to implement an RCA program fail to achieve meaningful results despite significant investments in employee training. What needs to be …

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RCFA: Bearing Failures

By Joe Conyers Bearing Failures Motion Control/Fluid Power, learning from bearing failure by analyzing a bearing When a bearing in a critical piece of equipment fails prematurely, a maintenance specialist knows the failure usually indicates there is more here than meets the eye. What the untutored eye sees is a failed bearing and little more. …

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Implement a Cost Effective Root Cause Problem Elimination (RCPE) Process

Implement a Cost Effective Root Cause Problem Elimination (RCPE) Process Torbjörn Idhammar, IDCON Inc.  An effective root cause analysis process can improve production reliability significantly. But, few organizations have a functioning root cause analysis process in place. This article will discuss common problems and some suggested solutions in order to improve root cause problem elimination. …

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