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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

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 20, 2020

Optimizing RCA and FMEA in Health Care

Reading Time: 12 minutes “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis” (FMEA) and “Root Cause Analysis” (RCA) are becoming commonplace terms in work environments and in the literature. This article will
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by Bob Latino

August 13, 2020

Defining Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – Helpful RCA Definition

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this blog, I discuss the RCA definition I usea as a career analyst/investigator, and explain why it makes sense to me. You decide if
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by Bob Latino

August 4, 2020

3 Steps to Improve Your Next RCA’s Bottom-Line Results

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a term, ‘RCA” is useless!! This is because there is no universally accepted definition, so however an organization is solving problems, they will call
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by Bob Latino

July 30, 2020

The 5 Reasons Why Most RCA Efforts Fail to Have a Lasting Impact

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most of us have all worked at places with some degree of an ‘RCA’ effort. They likely all defined and practiced ‘RCA’ differently, but nonetheless
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by Bob Latino

March 23, 2020

Why Trending Data is Important

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why Trending Data is Important Case Study: Predictive Activities – Trending {{cta(‘236ffbef-9183-4718-9aa0-b9b2e33e85c9’)}} This case history takes place in a packaging facility in Virginia. The packer
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by Bob Latino

March 18, 2020

How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA

Reading Time: 9 minutes How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA Author’s Note: I want to reiterate that this Series about reading the basic fracture surfaces, is for novices
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