Experienced professionals in the Manufacturing and Engineering Sectors may already be familiar with some elements of the Sologic Root Cause Analysis (RCA) problem solving method.
After all, investigating the cause of a quality failure or some other production problem is an activity that all manufacturing and engineering companies must do, often in an environment of strict regulation and greater compliance. Of course, all companies experience problems, but it’s often the recurrent ones that really frustrate and hold us back.
Sologic are a long-established provider of Root Cause Analysis skills and tools to many of the engineering and manufacturing sectors from civil, to oil and gas to aviation, foods and chemicals. As a result, our training courses, methods and software products are aligned to the many varied needs of the sector. Sologic RCA removes the reliance on subjective guess work, old-faithful solutions and circular discussions. Replacing this with a repeatable process, scalable for accuracy and built on objective analysis.
So, what exactly is a truly effective RCA and what does it deliver? At its core, RCA is a process for identifying the causes of problems or events in order to prevent them from recurring. It is based on the idea that effective management requires more than putting out fires for problems that develop, but finding a way to prevent them. RCA can also be employed as a means of identifying best practice, supporting continual improvement and rewarding evidence based decision making.
The methodology provides manufacturing and engineering professionals with:
- Insight into underlying causes of problems in quality, reliability and safety
- Solutions with immediate and lasting impact
- A unified method to address faults across a whole organisation
- Compliance with the expectations and guidelines of regulators and HSE
- Reducing complaints and building a better reputation and experience for customers
- Opportunities to improve weakness or failures in supply chain
- Automated reports for improved transparency and compliance
- Creating a competitive edge for winning new business
Our evidence based method enables manufacturing and engineering firms and professionals to uncover the genuine systemic and non-systemic causes of failure and understand where they can focus their continual improvement efforts. Supported by the powerful Causelink software product, the Sologic RCA method also integrates and supports complimentary programs such as CAPA, Six Sigma, ISO and LEAN.
I would recommend this to everyone that has issues internal or external. It’s a great way to find ‘hidden’ causes on an issue