January 24, 2021
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Root Cause Analysis Tools and Resources

Free Root Cause Analysis Tools and Resources from Reliability Center. RCI’s root cause analysis resources have been created by our Reliability Experts, Veteran Analysts who will work together with you to unearth the heart of failures and problems using Root Cause Analysis. Join a free RCA Webinar, watch root cause analysis movies that take you from beginning to end on performing and delivering RCA. Our article database is brimming with case histories, magazine articles on RCA, Mechanical Failures and more! Take the next step with Reliability Center, Inc. to realize your potential as you embark on your Reliability journey with the right tools, consulting and RCA Method.

Reliability Training: Corporations, Teams & Individuals

proact webinarsPROACTOnDemand® Root Cause Analysis Webinars
Free RCA webinars for Industry and Healthcare – We can help you with your RCA method of choice. Our PROACT® RCA System is adaptable to methods such as Form-Based, Fishbone Diagram, 5-WHYS, MORT, Logic Tree, and Fault Tree. Join John Bartlow as he walks you through solving an actual RCA problem. John’s webinars are very useful and full of good RCA tips!

rca-calculators-smFree Root Cause Analysis Tools
RCI’s Reliability Calculators were created to help you save time and money for important tasks required while conducting root cause analysis investigations within your organization. They are free and easy to use! These valuable online calculators will help you evaluate vendors, determine training ROI, estimate cost of chronic failures and more.

rca-resourcesReliability Movies for RCA, FMEA & Case Histories
Our videos range from completed analyses, RCI case histories to personal real life problems solved by PROACT Root Cause Analysis. From our CEO’s message and our founder of RCI we hope you will be inspired to learn more about PROACT RCA Training, Software and our Reliability Consulting Services.

article databaseReliability Center Inc.’s Article Database
RCI has hundreds of articles written by our expert analysts, staff members and guests. Many are client case histories of successful root cause analyses, failure modes effects analyses, basic failure analyses and more! Articles included are for all industries including Healthcare. Our RCA Article Database is in “blog” format for easy reading, printing and sharing!

RCA subject matter speakersSubject Matter Experts: Keynote Speakers
For over 30 years Reliability Center Inc. has participated in professional keynote speaking engagements and reliability training for all types of industries. RCI’s team of engineers, technicians, investigators and teaching staff are all focused on how the human element contributes to undesirable outcomes and why. Our subject matter experts provide the most comprehensive resources to your facility with education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of learning about root cause analysis, human performances, reliability and how they correlate to why things go wrong.

Root Cause Analysis BooksRoot Cause Analysis Books for Reliability
Reliability Center, Inc. books are available through Amazon and links are provided on our books page. Gain insights into Root Cause Analysis and Reliability Engineering and how to improve your bottom-line results. Industrial and Healthcare Patient Safety books are available.

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Root Cause Analysis Methods
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What Our Clients Say…

Daryl Mather

The Latino brothers have been trail blazers in Root Cause Analysis for as long as I have known them. They have been particularly visionary in pioneering the inclusion of Human Factors into this field, via the PROACT methodology, over the past decade and a half. As always, their vision has been right on target!

Daryl Mather, Owner and Principal Consultant
Reliability Success Pty Ltd

Mark Young

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your company and the products you offer. We’ve incorporated your RCA Methodology into our business and are having a very smooth roll-out. I would like to especially recognize John Bartlow as being a “5 star asset” to your organization. In my opinion, he defines “excellence” within customer service. I look forward to tremendous success working with you guys, just as I’ve had success in the past.

Mark Young
Director of Reliability - Advanced Technology Services

Ron Butcher

“I had the opportunity to attend the Reliability Center’s (PROACT) Lead Investigator course in 2012 when we used “super users” to perform RCA’s on high impact incidents. One of the things I most enjoyed about that course was the time spent on the investigative process and the formality of evaluation of evidence based on facts in evidence. While that sounds a tad like a criminal investigation, the course is really about instilling the formal processes necessary for exploration and understanding. To your ‘wheelhouse’ we had a wonderful three days where we did nothing but evaluate and hypothesize the failure mechanisms for an array of mechanical components, shafts and bearings. From the perspective of understanding failure to institute system resilience, I can’t honestly say enough good things about the course. I also don’t think we’d find a more experienced team in performing these analyses than exists with the Latino family whose father started the business long before it was a fashionable practice. From my reading and experience, I would put Mr. Latino on par with Dr. Deming, Joseph Juran and others who pioneered the quality movement. Simply stated, whatever platform is used to collate and present the findings will only be as beneficial to our cause as the preparedness of the investigative team.”

Ron Butcher
Director of Health and Safety
U.S. Competitive Generation

Sanya Mathura

“Mark, It was an absolute pleasure to see you deliver the BFA course yesterday.

The manner in which you made the topics come to life with your experiences and knowledge was great to behold. You continuously connected with the audience and had them engaged for the entire day! (Which is a bit tough to do especially after lunch). Your wealth of experience and knowledge throughout the day really helped in bringing the participants to the understanding of the PROACT methodology and the concepts that were covered in the BFA. “

Sanya Mathura, Managing Director & Senior Consultant
Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd

Alan Laundry

A technique that allowed us to fix a chronic processing problem that plagued one of our gas plants for more than ten years. If not for this technique, we would still be “fire fighting” this problem today.

Alan Laundry - Tech. Services Manager,
Westcoast Energy, Inc., Ft. St. John, BC.

William P. Kosonen

“I had the pleasure of working with the extremely knowledgeable and talented Reliability Center Inc. (RCI) staff while using their PROACT methodology to successfully identify the root causes of several significant equipment failures. The techniques utilized to analyze the events resulted in generating excellent  reports that were thorough and understandable.

Every company would benefit from utilizing RCI and their methodologies.”

William P. Kosonen
Maintenance & Engineering Support Consultant

Laurel-Ann Holder-Noel

“I just had to take a moment to let you know I really enjoy your posts! You are a true thought leader who is inspiring, engaging, knowledgeable and also resourceful. You constantly challenge my thoughts on risk management and give me ways to improve my practice. Your posts are truly among my favorites. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being a role model”.

Laurel Ann Holder Noel
1st Director of Risk Management at Hackensack Meridian

Paul Andrews

Cliffs Natural Resources

Your work (Reliability Center) has helped Cliffs Natural Resources to learn from their failures. The training and consulting in root cause analysis (RCA) has helped Cliffs pinpoint the underlying reasons for problems and paved the way to develop strategies for improving performance.  Your (RCI) efforts have allowed Cliffs to have significant and widespread financial benefits. These efforts have specifically resulted in improved production, increased maintenance precision and improved business focus.

Paul Andrews - Reliability Engineer
Cliffs Natural Resources