A root cause is the beginning or initiating cause of either a condition or a chain that leads to an outcome or effect. The root cause analysis is often referred to as a weed, if we don’t get to the root and remove the root, the weed will grow back again. A root cause analysis digs below the surface or the effect in order to discover the initial cause of the effect. Often times a root cause analysis will travel through levels of causation as it digs towards the root cause.
Example: Root Cause Analysis With 5 Why's.
A raw material is any purchased or supplied item that is in some way transformed via a manufacturing process. The raw material is generally converted into a component or a finished product.
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The reduce methodology is a simplified method of performing quick changeover or setup improvements. The steps in the ©REDUCE methodology are:
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The RACI matrix is a matrix/tool that is used to track and increase accountability within a project. RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consult and Informed. The model is used to organize and clarify projects by listing action items and the responsible individuals.
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