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Root Cause Analysis vs. Shallow Cause Analysis: What's the Difference?

February 13, 2020 12:42:39 PM EST

Does regulatory compliance with RCA guidelines ensure operational reliability? Operational Reliability involves the aggregation of Equipment, Process and Human Reliability methods and techniques. What is the difference between troubleshooting, problem solving and root cause analysis? Are the outcomes different when we use The 5-Whys, The Fishbone or a Logic Tree? Can deficiencies in our approach to RCA increase the risk of excessive downtime?

These questions will be discussed in depth and contrasted using a common example to determine if we are using Root Cause Analysis or Shallow Cause Analysis.

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Robert (Bob) J. Latino is CEO of Reliability Center, Inc. Bob has been a practitioner, trainer, author and international speaker on the topics of Reliability and Root Cause Analysis for over 30 years. He can be contacted at +1 804 458-0645 or blatino@reliability.com. Connect with Bob on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert–bob–latino–3411097. Visit our website at www.reliability.com to learn more.

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