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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

Root Cause Analysis: Investment or Expense?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Root Cause Analysis: Investment or Expense? Abstract: In times that promise to be a financial challenge for many corporations, we must make decisions as to where to
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

PROACTOnDemand: Collect Evidence In The Field Using Mobile Devices

Reading Time: < 1 minute PROACTOnDemand: Collect Evidence In The Field Using Mobile Devices Managing an investigation itself is often the most arduous task of conducting a Root Cause Analysis
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

What is RCA? Separating the Tools from the Methodologies

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is RCA? Separating the Tools from the Methodologies By Bob Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc. Abstract: If we have heard it once, we have heard
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 17, 2023

The Keys to a High Reliability Organization: Priority, Proaction & Focus

Reading Time: 8 minutes Abstract: RCA has an image problem and needs a public relations agent to reshape its reputation in the healthcare industry! RCA is primarily viewed as a reactive
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Corporate Memory: Capturing Employee Experience Before they Retire in the Tropics!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Corporate Memory: Capturing Employee Experience Before they Retire in the Tropics! Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc., www.reliability.com Why do our Generally Accepted Accounting
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

The ‘Soft Side’ of RCA: Management’s Role in ‘Effective’ Training

Reading Time: 5 minutes The ‘Soft Side’ of RCA: Management’s Role in ‘Effective’ Training By Robert J. Latino, CEO, Reliability Center, Inc. Abstract: In an era of rapidly advancing technology,
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

Effective Root Cause Analysis Means Accepting We Could Be Part of the Problem

Reading Time: 6 minutes Abstract: No matter where we work, we will experience failures or ‘undesirable outcomes’ of some kind. As long as we work with other humans, this will indeed
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

What is the Correlation Between Root Cause Analysis and Swiss Cheese?

Reading Time: < 1 minute What is the Correlation Between Root Cause Analysis and Swiss Cheese? As long as humans are involved in running our organizations, there will be holes
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Why Reliability Professionals Can Frustrate the Hell Out Of Others!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why Reliability Professionals Can Frustrate the Hell Out Of Others! I guess I am writing this just as a reality/sanity check to see if it’s
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 16, 2023

The 4 Physical Failure Mechanisms of Component Failure: The Basics (Part I)

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article is directed at those ‘first responders’ who arrive immediately at the failure scene. These are the people who have to ensure the area
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 16, 2023

Part III: The 4 Basic Physical Failure Mechanisms of Component Failure: Overload

Reading Time: 3 minutes Author’s Note: I want to reiterate that this Series about reading the basic fracture surfaces, is for novices who often first come into contact with
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

Tips for Examining Rolling Element Bearings: Prepping for a Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Abstract. In our last series highlighting the 4 primary Failure Modes (FM) of component failures (erosion, corrosion, fatigue and overload), we discussed how to read fractured surfaces.
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