Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause


COURSE DATES

March 20-22, 2018

 

Description
Armed with what you learn in this course, you will apply a process for root cause analysis, establish a culture of continuous improvement, and create a proactive environment. Learn to ask the right questions, establish triggers that drive you to the RCA process, and perform cost-benefit analysis.

When you learn to practice true root cause analysis you are able to eliminate the latent roots and stop recurring failures once and for all. After this three-day course, you will be able to develop and implement an RCA program, thus leading your organization to reduced downtime, increased production and a more proactive culture.


Learn How To

Outline a 6-step root cause analysis process that promotes critical thinking, creative collaboration, countermeasure analysis and solution verification

Explain how a robust root cause analysis program drives continuous improvement and business results

Plan your RCA program:
   a. Outline triggers for RCA efforts based on business case thinking
   b. Define RCA roles and responsibilities

Define program goals, measures and standards

Select and apply a range of RCA tools to solve different problems:
   a. 5-why
   b. Design and application review
   c. Ishikawa (fishbone)
   d. Sequence of events
   e. Fault tree analysis
   f. Change analysis
   g. Events and causal factors
   h. FMEA

List RCA group facilitation best practices

Use an A3 tool to visually manage and track activities, report on and communicate RCA results

 

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in acquiring or improving advanced problem solving skills will benefit from this course. Individuals responsible for continuous improvement, solving maintenance and reliability problems and preventing future occurrences of equipment and system failures, including: technicians, engineers, supervisors and managers.

 

Location

The Ohio State University
Pfahl Hall
2110 W. Woodruff Ave. (adjacent to the Blackwell Inn)
Columbus, Ohio 43210