Reliable Capacity Program

Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)

Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is a basic technique and skill required to evaluate and determine why a failure occurred. MET DEMAND offers a very simple and easy to use RCFA process which is based on the scientific method. This method is simple and understood by the work force because the basics were taught in high school science courses.

This is a one day training course which teaches two basic fundamentals: Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Return of Investment (ROI). RCFA uses the scientific method (Deming cycle or continuous improvement circle) by stating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, analyzing the results and modifying the hypothesis. This process is done for every possible cause of failure until the cause which best fits the data is identified as the root cause. Since a failure occurred, the cost of goods sold increased. It is very important to understand how to justify plant improvements to eliminate the root cause. This is done by coaching and discussing costs which can be directly tied to the failure and those costs which are incurred that are not so obvious but related to the failure. After training the participants on the process, the participants will be asked to complete a RCFA and ROI for an event which has occurred at your facility. This approach provides immediate application and reinforces the use of the RCFA process in their work environment.


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