Match Culture with Technology

Reducing reactive maintenance by eliminating repeat asset/component errors is best done through a robust continuous improvement process driven by an engaged workforce performing predictive/condition-based maintenance.  Individuals and small teams use root cause analysis (RCA) to investigate the level of roots (going deeper to discover the underlying root cause).  The levels of roots are:

  • Effect
  • Machines/equipment/tools/parts
  • Human factors
  • Processes
  • Dysfunctional/hidden issues

To read the complete article by Dr. Klaus M. Blache Director of the UT Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC), please visit Efficient Plant Magazine’s website at

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