History of RCA

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by Bob Latino

September 23, 2021

Become An Equipment Reliability Detective: Preserve Failure Data

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s amazing how quickly failure data (evidence) can disappear after a ‘failure’ has occurred. Following such an unexpected incident, there is sometimes a lot of
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by Bob Latino

September 16, 2021

Nylon Plant Case Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes This case study took place at a nylon plant in Virginia which at the time provided major amounts of nylon to the tire and carpet
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by Bob Latino

September 9, 2021

Fighting Failure: Changing A Plant’s Culture To No Longer Accept Failure

Reading Time: 6 minutes Failure has become a part of every industrial culture around the world; it permeates everything we do in an industrial facility. It is so much
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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 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

March 14, 2020

Be “Little Bit Bold & Outrageous”: The Man Who Taught Us How

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Need to be a “Little Bit Bold & Outrageous” the man who taught us how This phrase ‘a little bit bold & outrageous’ was
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by Bob Latino

February 13, 2020

Accepting We Could Be Part of the Problem

Reading Time: 6 minutes Abstract: No matter where we work, we will experience failures or ‘undesirable outcomes’ of some kind. As long as we work with other humans, this will indeed
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