Implement a Cost Effective Root Cause Problem Elimination (RCPE) Process

Don’t just analyze – implement the solutions

If an organization engages in Root Cause Problem Elimination it is critical to implement the discovered solutions otherwise the organization will end up with paying for a wasted analysis.

Figure 1.  A typical RCPE costs money.  In this case $4,000 to analyze, plan, schedule and implement a solution.  The profit from an RCPE in form of avoided cost is accumulated at a rate of $8,000/ year.  After 3 years a $20,000 is contributed to the RCPE.  If the solution wouldn’t have been implemented, the result would have been -$1,800 for the analysis.

Start with basics before RCPE is engaged

The right people should engage in Root Cause Problem Elimination

Change the culture

Figure 2 & 3  It is not uncommon to see downtime reporting classified by department in organizations.  The classification of department without doing root cause problem elimination first contradicts the basic concept of always asking why and not who.

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Torbjörn Idhammar

Torbjörn Idhammar

President & CEO, IDCON Inc. Reliability and Maintenance Consultant

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