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by Sebastian Traeger

June 10, 2021

You Need a Digital Strategy (Part 1): Why Digital Strategy?

Reading Time: 4 minutes As in all industries, digitalization has virtually transformed the manufacturing landscape. There is not one company, plant, or site that does not make use of
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by Bob Latino

June 3, 2021

Electronic Field Data Collection: The Bridge to the Connected Plant

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created immense excitement and promise for industrial facilities. Having connected assets that continuously monitor their own health and
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by Bob Latino

May 20, 2021

Solving Chronic Failure (Video From The Vault)

Reading Time: < 1 minute When is an RCA Typically Done? What about the Chronic Failures? Learn in this “Video From The Vault” how PROACT RCA works on Chronic Failures
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by Bob Latino

May 13, 2021

Solving Human-Caused Failure Problems

Reading Time: 8 minutes At the root of most mechanical and system failures lurks a human cause. Insights into what to look for when solving human-caused failures are essential.
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by Bob Latino

May 6, 2021

What is RCA? (Tools VS Methodologies)

Reading Time: 4 minutes If we have heard it once, we have heard it a million times – “let’s do an RCA on that failure”. The problem here is that
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by Bob Latino

April 28, 2021

Is 5-Ys A Valid RCA Tool For Significant Events? (1min Guide)

Reading Time: 2 minutes I think that 5-year olds had a lock on 5Y’s well before it became a ‘named problem solving tool’. How many times have our kids
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by Bob Latino

April 22, 2021

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

April 15, 2021

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

April 8, 2021

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

April 1, 2021

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

March 25, 2021

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 Bob Latino

March 18, 2021

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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