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by Bob Latino

December 3, 2020

Post-Its: Their Love/Hate Relationship With RCA… Solutions Exist!

Reading Time: 9 minutes WE LOVE OUR POST-ITS! When I’m asked who our primary competitors are, I quickly and simply reply ‘Post-Its’
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by Bob Latino

November 26, 2020

Panning for Gold: Analyzing Chronic Failures

Reading Time: 3 minutes The majority of times that a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is ‘required’ is often due to some type of threshold of pain being met. Someone
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by Bob Latino

November 19, 2020

Proactive RCA: How to Break the Chains of Restraining Paradigms About RCA

Reading Time: 5 minutes Traditionally RCA is only utilized after an event has occurred, so how can one call it proactive? This perception is explored through trying to understand
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by Bob Latino

November 12, 2020

Germination of a Failure-Why Does Stuff Really Break Down? (Q&A Part 2)

Reading Time: 4 minutes I recently presented a webinar for SMRP and Empowering Pumps, on the title above. There were several questions, post-presentation, that I felt were worthy of expanding on
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by Bob Latino

November 5, 2020

Germination of a Failure – Why Does Stuff Really Break Down? (Q&A Part 1)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently presented a webinar for SMRP and Empowering Pumps, on the title above. There were several questions, post-presentation, that I felt were worthy of expanding on in
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by Bob Latino

October 29, 2020

Error: Is it a Cause or an Outcome? (Trick Question)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Trick question, it’s neither! When we hear people use the term ‘error’ it is normally associated with being the cause of some type of bad
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by Bob Latino

October 22, 2020

The Top 11 Signs of a Shallow Cause Analysis (SCA)

Reading Time: 2 minutes We might be doing a Shallow Cause Analysis (SCA) if … 1. We blame and discipline the violator and that concludes the investigation. There is
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by Bob Latino

October 15, 2020

Logic Tree Basics: Complete Guide Constructing a Logic Tree

Reading Time: 9 minutes Note: Everyone has their own way to use cause-and-effect logic trees and we use the PROACT RCA Methodology that we teach in our root cause
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by Bob Latino

October 8, 2020

The Pro’s and Con’s of Using Pre-Existing Logic/Templates in Root Cause Analyses (RCA)

Reading Time: 10 minutes There has been an ongoing debate for decades as to whether the use of pre-existing logic for conducting Root Cause Analyses (i.e. RCA templates and/or
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by Bob Latino

October 1, 2020

In Healthcare, Is The Human Being An Asset Or Liability?

Reading Time: 12 minutes This article contrasts the application of preventive and predictive technologies in industry to those in healthcare. For years, risk managers have been discussing the rationing
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by Bob Latino

September 24, 2020

Supercharge Lean Six Sigma with Root Cause Analysis

Reading Time: 8 minutes Has your organization adopted Six Sigma? Lean manufacturing?  What about Lean Six Sigma?  If you already have any of these business process improvements in place,
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by Bob Latino

September 17, 2020

Name That Failure | Part 3

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Can you identify and name this fracture pattern? How can you tell it is that fracture pattern? Where are the origin(s) of the failure
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