Overview

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a set of methods used for identifying the source of faults, failures and undesired outcomes for processes, and can be used within manufacturing, services and the public sector.

This 2 Day Root Cause Analysis training course online or in-person introduces delegates to different problem-solving tools and techniques, which are then applied throughout a series of highly interactive and practical exercises putting these theories into practice.

Collaborating in teams, delegates will use techniques such as 8D, 5 Whys and localisation to solve a range of product and process problems, and in each case present findings back to the group. This will prepare delegates for typical workplace RCA practices, including problem identification, RCA tool selection and report writing.

Please note that it is advisory for delegates to bring a laptop for use during this course if possible.

Key Topics

  • Typical approaches to problem solving
  • Common approaches to root cause analysis
  • Overview of the 8D / Global 8D process
  • Types of problems
  • Strategy for Problem Solving
  • Using 8D Problem Solving to improve Supply Chain Relationship
  • Isolated events & repeating problems
  • 5 Why’s
  • Localisation in time, space & sequence
  • Process mapping & Contrasting Symptom Routes
  • Shainin’s Multi-vari analysis
  • Isoplots & MSA
  • Proving causes
  • Solution analysis
  • Project managing solution

Who Should Attend

  • Managers responsible for process and quality improvements
  • Quality Managers, Internal and External Auditors
  • Line managers and supervisors involved in managing customer and/or supplier relationships
  • Problem solving team members and leaders
  • Product or process designers
  • Industrial, production and process engineers

Outcomes

On completion of this Root Cause Analysis training course delegates will be able to:

  • Participate in effective problem solving teams
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to identify, and document the root causes of problems in production processes and administration systems, as well as product design.
  • Propose and evaluate solutions to prevent problems recurring
  • Communicate their findings and recommendations to their colleagues and senior management
  • Engage senior management in improving the system to remove the causes of failure – and controlling random management initiatives that may destabilise processes that are currently ‘under control’

Dedicated Training

The Root Cause Analysis for all Industry Sectors training course can occur at your premises or a venue of your choice. The course includes 16 modules and interactive workshops which encourage team discussions on topics such as ‘Process Compliance’, ‘Common Problem-Solving Strategy’ and ‘Overview of the 8D/G8D Process’. Dedicated training is often more cost effective and convenient for those wishing to train a number of employees.

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