Root Cause Analysis

Fishbone Diagram and 5 why's | Est. Length : 45 mins

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If you want a method for drilling down on problems to find the ‘Root Cause’ so you can remove the issue permanently, then you want to understand the RCA method, using the fishbone diagram and the 5 Why’s process.

Course Contents:

  • Definition and description of Root Cause Analysis
  • Different levels of causes of issues
  • The goals and benefits of Root Cause Analysis
  • Implementation steps of Root Cause Analysis
  • Introduce two tools of RCA: fishbone diagram and the 5 whys
  • Benefits of RCA

Single Minute Exchange of Dies

  • Waiting waste time
  • Definition of SMED
  • The 8 steps of setup reduction
  • 14 things to consider when using SMED
  • The benefits of SMED

Who should take this course

Those wanting a sound problem solving method will want to understand the Root Cause Analysis process.


Introduction to Lean Methodology

Estimated Length

30 minutes videos

15 mins quiz

Your Instructor

Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams

With multiple certifications in different continuous improvement methodologies, Jeff Adams is a recognized expert in continuous improvement. He holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma from the American Society on Quality (ASQ), a Level 1 certification in Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) from the Tempus Institute, and is Lean Silver Certified from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) . Jeff is also a graduate of the NOV University Manufacturing Leadership Course at Rice University.

Jeff has helped develop courses for Lean certification, as well as a leadership course to help managers better support continuous improvement efforts in their work areas. He is a proven leader in coaching and mentoring people to excel in their current positions, and developing them for future advancement in their careers. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology from the University of Memphis, and a Master’s in H.R. from Troy University.

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