For some time now, Inland Steel has been committed to improving the reliability of our plant operations as a way to reduce costs, downtime and increase productivity. Recognizing that substantial savings could be achieved by reducing or eliminating chronic system and equipment failures, the company provided extensive training in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to 50 reliability engineers and more than 150 field employees.
The RCFA training, conducted by Reliability, emphasizes the importance of approaching failure problems in a systematic, logical process and provides a proven methodology to identify, analyze and verify the underlying root causes of these recurring failures.
The classroom training provided a valuable base of knowledge and skills but, as the Reliability consulting team pointed out many times, the proverbial “proof of the pudding” lies in applying these skills in actual workplace situations.
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