Accession Number : ADA256855

Title :   Root Cause Analysis Methodology

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Apr 1992

Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Miles C.

PDF Url : ADA256855

Report Date : SEP 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : A Root Cause Analysis is performed to identify the real source (i.e., root cause) of a problem. The process includes a sequential series of steps that will both determine the root causes as well as document the basis for this determination. There are many different technique in use to achieve this same end and are referred to as Failure Analyses, Problem Investigations, etc. A particular Root Cause Analysis Methodology that is employed throughout AMCCOM will be presented. The purpose of this report is to present a description of the specific steps involved in this methodology including various procedures that aid in achieving thoroughness and objectivity. Root cause analysis, Problem investigation, Problem analysis, Failure analysis. Red team,

Descriptors :   *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *PROBLEM SOLVING, *IDENTIFICATION, FAILURE, DETERMINATION.

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE