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How to Select the “RIGHT” Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Vendor
Reading Time: 4 minutes With RCA being a buzzword of the weeks, companies are faced with a slew of new vendors with numerous RCA methods and practices to help
Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me… Facing the Mirror!
Reading Time: 6 minutes Germination of a ‘Failure’ No matter where we work, we will experience failures or ‘undesirable outcomes’ of some kind. As long as we work with
Reliability.com: Ammonia Plant Case Study
Reading Time: 3 minutes This case study takes place in a Louisiana ammonia plant. The plant had above industry average downtime (116 Days of downtime compared to an industry
When It Comes to Empowerment Are You Shifting Power or Simply Passing the Buck?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Many corporate executives see empowerment, stewardship, and benchmarking as the way to a healthy future. Like most modern management theories, these concepts have merit in
What is the Difference Between Failure Analysis (FA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, Reliability Center, Inc. received an inquiry from one of our web visitors asking the differences between three confusingly similar Reliability acronyms. We thought others
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – Death of an Acronym?
Reading Time: 4 minutes As another well-known acronym has saturated industry today, it has been retired to the pasture of “dilution” farm. The term RCA is used to cover
How Solving This Problem At It’s Root Saved This Company $1.15 Million
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Problem: “We had experienced nine catastrophic failures of our lance carriage assemblies in the Basic Oxygen Furnaces (BOF) at an approximate cost of $250,000
You Need a Digital Strategy (Part 2): 5 Key Steps for Creating Your Strategy
Reading Time: 6 minutes In our last post, we discussed why you need a digital strategy. Now, let’s talk about what it takes to create one. While there are
Do We Get Our Money’s Worth Out of Training?
Reading Time: 3 minutes A turbine in a refinery fails catastrophically. The adrenaline is flowing as efforts to recover and get back on-line are taking place. Even though turmoil
How To Sell Root Cause Analysis To Management
Reading Time: 6 minutes Oftentimes we are sent to attend classes on various topics where the material is applicable to our work situation. However, we know deep inside that
“Corporate Memory” – The Intellectual Capital Void
Reading Time: 3 minutes Why does our Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) dictate that equipment is an asset and our employees are liabilities? How come during the Re-Engineering era
Chronic Failure Cost Calculator RCA (5min Video)
Reading Time: < 1 minutes Try this easy to use calculator to see how much money is spent on Chronic Failures. Learn what is costing you the most then fix