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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 17, 2023

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

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
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by Joel Levitt

Updated: April 29, 2024

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

EasyRCA: A Consultant’s Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recently, most of our concerns stem around getting stuff done faster but wanting the same quality result. For instance, when loading a web page, we
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by Bob Latino

Updated: May 2, 2024

Defect Elimination 101

Reading Time: 8 minutes In recent years, “Defect Elimination” has become a hot topic in the reliability world. But what exactly does defect elimination mean? How does it differ
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

What Does RCA Mean To You?

Reading Time: 6 minutes We have all heard the term Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and we all likely interpret its meaning in a different fashion.  This is the primary
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by Bob Latino

Updated: June 13, 2024

A Beginners Guide To Root Cause Analysis (RCA) 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes When issues arise within a company, there are a number of ways to problem solve. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is an effective method to identify
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 17, 2023

Top 5 Keys to a Proactive RCA Culture Shift…

Reading Time: 4 minutes RCA’s are traditionally viewed as ‘hindsight’ (reactive) analysis… But what about the chronic failures (that happen daily), the near-misses and the unacceptable risks (identified using
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Reliability Certified Affiliate Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes In order to maximize the impact and objectives of Reliability Center Inc. worldwide, we are now publicly offering our Affiliate Program to new applicants! Our
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