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by Bob Latino

September 2, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

August 27, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

August 19, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

August 12, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

August 5, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

July 29, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

July 22, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

July 15, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

July 8, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

July 1, 2021

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
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by Bob Latino

June 24, 2021

“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
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by Bob Latino

June 16, 2021

Chronic Failure Cost Calculator RCA (5min Video)

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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
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