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You Need a Digital Strategy (Part 1): Why Digital Strategy?
Reading Time: 4 minutes As in all industries, digitalization has virtually transformed the manufacturing landscape. There is not one company, plant, or site that does not make use of
Electronic Field Data Collection: The Bridge to the Connected Plant
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created immense excitement and promise for industrial facilities. Having connected assets that continuously monitor their own health and
Solving Chronic Failure (Video From The Vault)
Reading Time: < 1 minutes When is an RCA Typically Done? What about the Chronic Failures? Learn in this “Video From The Vault” how PROACT RCA works on Chronic Failures
Solving Human-Caused Failure Problems
Reading Time: 8 minutes At the root of most mechanical and system failures lurks a human cause. Insights into what to look for when solving human-caused failures are essential.
What is RCA? (Tools VS Methodologies)
Reading Time: 4 minutes If we have heard it once, we have heard it a million times – “let’s do an RCA on that failure”. The problem here is that
Is 5-Ys A Valid RCA Tool For Significant Events? (1min Guide)
Reading Time: 2 minutes I think that 5-year olds had a lock on 5Y’s well before it became a ‘named problem solving tool’. How many times have our kids
Problems Are Good!
Reading Time: 6 minutes The best organizations in the world are not the ones with all the systems and procedures, all the acronyms, or even the most up to
PROACT: A Consultant’s Review
Reading Time: 5 minutes Root Cause Analysis has always been dear to my heart. The procedure involved in finding the root causes and addressing them have intrigued me greatly
Can you be Proactive in a Reactive Environment?
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you are like most people who work in a manufacturing or process plant, you have a plan for your day when you arrive in
How Can vs Why: What’s the Difference?
Reading Time: 9 minutes When facilitating a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), the proper questioning process will make or break the effectiveness of the entire analysis. When we hear of
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) vs. Shallow Cause Analysis (SCA): What’s the Difference? (Revised 2021)
Reading Time: 17 minutes Does procedural and/or regulatory compliance with RCA guidelines ensure Operational Reliability? Does it ensure improved Safety? Operational Reliability involves the aggregation of Equipment, Process and
Are We Crazy About Mistakes?
Reading Time: 3 minutes First, a question: What is the difference between a child hitting a pitch and the ball breaking a neighbor’s window and the child throwing the