Root Cause Problem Elimination

Find the Root Cause
and Eliminate It

Best guesses are expensive

Is your team tired of working on the same problems over and over again?

You call a meeting. You do your best to run a root cause failure analysis. But then what happens?

What started as a major problem to solve becomes a game of making best guesses.
But for your team, best guesses aren’t good enough.

No matter how big your organization is, problem solving is hard.
And when there’s no structure for how to do it well, it becomes a needless burden.

Time is wasted. Resources are spent. 
Then 6 months later the you find yourself trying to solve the same problem. 

Root Cause Problem Elimination™️ Helps You...

iDCON CAN help

here's how it works


1) We’ll understand your needs



2) Then create a plan



3) To implement together



4) So you can reach your goals



Stop Wasting Time on Best Guesses

Are you ready to start
eliminating problems?

Talk with a member of our team, today.

See how you and your team 
can improve reliability by effectively solving problems together.

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Root Cause Failure Analysis – IDCON’s Root Cause Problem Elimination Process

We have named our process for problem solving training and elimination “Root Cause Problem Elimination™” instead of the commonly used Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).

We believe Root Cause Problem Elimination™ better describes the desired results of a Root Cause process. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) indicates that the desired outcome is to analyze the root cause of a failure. The desired outcome should be to eliminate the problem.

Root Cause Failure Analysis

The basic concept of any problem solving method is to use a number of structured steps to arrive accurately at the true source of the problem in order to eliminate it.

IDCON’s consulting and training focuses on what we believe most plants need:

  • A simplified, structured, practical approach to eliminating problems for the frontline (hourly & first line supervision), to enable root cause analysis and elimination of problem on the plant floor.
  • Training and support for facilitators when going through root cause analysis and problem solving sessions
  • Support to implement a complete root cause problem elimination business process for the plant

We see that 80-90% of all problems can be eliminated by training and implementing basic problem solving methods for the frontline organization (operators, craftspeople, planners and first line supervision).

The remaining 10-20% of the problems that are harder to solve should go through more structured problem solving where more people are involved.

The second level of problem solving requires facilitator support.

Training is important, but the RCPE process must be embedded in your organization to be sustainable. This process includes:

  • How to record problems.
  • How to select problems to be analyzed.
  • What triggers are to be used.
  • How to document solutions.
  • How to share results within your plant and between several plants.
  • Use results for autonomous training.

The training classes we offer are:

The implementation support and on-the-job training includes:

  • Design and implementation of the work processes, documentation, and measurement of RCPE.
  • On-the-job root cause analysis using your problems
  • On-the-job training for facilitators of Root Cause Analysis
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