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Root Cause Analysis


Root Cause Analysis 
Root cause analysis
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Root cause analysis is used in almost all industries to find out the cause of the problems. It helps to improve the quality of product if it is used properly by the management because it gives the way to implement the corrective and preventive action.
Root Cause Analysis is the most important factor in determining the quality of each organization.It is a methodology of knowing the first action that leads to the sequence which in turn leads to the problem and finds a way to solve this problem.
The company auditors must observe the deviation and its relation with the past events,they  have to understand how could this intervention cause the deviation. So, Root Cause Analysis is used to know the reason for each deviation or bad results. 

Type of Root Cause Analysis Techniques.


1)      Group Thinking OR Brain Storming:
A group of experts meets together to find the exact cause of the deviation and find a solution for it.
Through this method a team discuss about the problem.

Group Thinking OR Brain storming

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2)      Fishbone Diagram OR Cause & effect diagram OR Ishikawa diagram.
Fishbone diagram includes the potential cause of the problem and is used in
   order to find the real cause.It technique also called cause effect diagram,Ishikawa diagram and 6M method.It is called 6M method because machine,material,measurement,method,man power,mother nature technique including here. 
   
Fishbone Diagram OR Cause & effect diagram OR Ishikawa diagram.
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3)       5 Whys: It is very effective technique. 5 Whys tool works as its name, you should ask yourself "why?" 5 times in order to get to the sequence that causes the problem.


5 Why analysis
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These 3 techniques will get you near the real cause, and it will help you to know what are the changes that you have to do, where are your weak points, and also how to prevent the occurrence of this problem again.

Root Cause Analysis consume a lot of time and resources, so it is only indicated when you are very sure that an event has affected the organization badly and needs an action to be done. 








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