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Root Cause Analysis Made Simple
Driving Bottom-Line Improvements by Preventing One Failure at a Time

by Susan Lubell and Ricky Smith


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Picture yourself driving to work on a cold, dark, winter morning. It’s Monday. You pull into the parking lot and note with surprise that the plant is much quieter than it should be on a Monday morning. As you walk inside to your office, your growing apprehension turns into the sudden realization that something serious must have happened over the weekend…

Whether you work in a manufacturing facility, a continuous production facility, a hospital or building infrastructure, the need to prevent failures from reoccurring is familiar.

So how is this accomplished? By applying root cause analysis methodology.

Root Cause Analysis Made Simple covers the four fundamental steps to RCA.

  • Quantify the magnitude of the problem – Why? When?
  • Perform the analysis using the appropriate technique – Who? How?
  • Develop a list of options for solving the problem
  • Document the results and Implement recommended actions

This book provides an overview of RCA. It is intended to support you in understanding the business impact of preventing reoccurring failures and provide some tried-and-true practical approaches to conducting a root cause analysis.

Risk-Based Asset Criticality Assessment Handbook

by Suzane Greeman


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The Risk-Based Asset Criticality Assessment (R-b ACA) Handbook provides guidance on developing an asset criticality assessment methodology that is aligned with an organization's business drivers and asset drivers. This handbook is among the few books that takes asset criticality as a subject matter and unpacks it in its entirety in a way that readers can visualize in their own operations.

Interpreting and treating asset risks have always been primary concerns for asset owners and operators. As a fundamental decision-making tool in asset-intensive organizations, asset criticality should be providing answers to questions around asset risks. In reality, however, asset criticality is often not well thought out or properly implemented in many companies and, as such, has not lived up to expectations. With this in mind, the author devised a pragmatic approach to revamping asset criticality assessment in a way that both the commercial and operational sides of an organization can have a common understanding of asset risks and organizational exposure..

The handbook builds the methodology step-by-step, outlining how business and asset drivers can be converted into factors of failure and, ultimately, into asset risks. In that regard, the R-b ACA Handbook addresses structural deficiencies with the traditional approach to asset criticality, such as its inability to provide on-demand asset risk information. By adopting this approach, readers will be able to critically examine their own organization and, based on its unique operating context, develop their own asset criticality methodology.

The Visual Management Handbook

by Mary Jo Cherney & Robert Dapere


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Asset Condition Management

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If you close your eyes and are asked to visualize the Eiffel Tower, can you? What about the Sphinx? Or the Great Pyramid?

Most human beings who have seen pictures of these icons can visualize them due to the power of the human brain. The human brain can imprint these visions, even if the person has just seen them in a picture book.

According to a U.S. federal government study, approximately eighty-three percent of human learning occurs through visuals. Additionally, information that is communicated visually is retained six times greater than information that is conveyed by oral communication alone.

This guide will show the many benefits of visual management and give you visual tips on how to implement visual management in your own company. So, your journey now begins into the visual management world. A world with very few words, but many, many images.

Girls With Dreams:
Inspiring Girls to Code and Create in the New Generation

by Natasha Ravinand<

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The turn of the twenty-first century has proven humankind's genius. Technology is at its height - space exploration, stem cell research, and self-driving cars are all normal occurrences. However, there happens to be a problem of incredible magnitude rising quickly in the tech sector: only 29% of science or engineering workers are female, and even less are of minority races. A high school girl with a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Natasha Ravinand has dedicated most of her teen life to closing the gender gap in tech. In GIRLS WITH DREAMS, she analyzes societal biases that enlargen the gender gap in the sciences, obstacles in the way of systemic change, and solutions for a better and more inclusive tomorrow. Interviewing successful female engineers, CEOs, and industry leaders, Natasha hopes to send one message, loud and clear, to her peers of today: anyone can learn how to code and create for the betterment of tomorrow.

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