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Integrate Root Cause Analysis With Your EAM Solution

Integrate Root Cause Analysis With Your EAM Solution


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Integrate Root Cause Analysis With Your EAM Solution

25 May 2020

Aptean Staff Writer
Conceptual hand writing showing Root Cause Analysis

When pulling weeds up the ground, you don’t leave the root in the soil as the weed simply grows back – and often tougher than before. Effective weeding is all about removing the root of the problem. The same goes for production facilities; errors and failures are simply a part of production machinery, but with Root Cause Analysis (RCA) we “dig up” the contributing factors to prevent re-occurrences.

A solid RCA strategy is the utensil for problem solving at production facilities, the same way a garden trowel is for weeding in a garden.

In production facilities it’s even more important that the findings and solutions of RCA processes are available and implemented to avoid similar failures in the future – across multiple plants and facilities. This is where integration with your EAM solution becomes crucial.

Create Synergy Across Your Organization

Using an EAM software solution provides your staff easy access to production KPIs, increases maintenance efficiency and much more. It’s all about preventing costly downtime and increasing proactive analysis and reporting. But if solutions from RCA conducted on specific events are not integrated with the EAM solution and thereby implemented across the organization, it's like leaving your garden trowel in the backyard when you are weeding the front.

Wherever a solution generated from RCA is applicable, it should be implemented. Otherwise technicians across facilities or different departments will be doing double work. The advantages of EAM is that information about every asset and machinery is in the software – with streamlined knowledge sharing and effective planning across multiple plants as a result. In today’s age of technology this is the method for improving overall site safety, productivity and saving your company a lot of time and resources.

Building a Tool Shed of Knowledge and Solutions

Returning to the weeding allegory, we can imagine the consequences of a bigger house and a bigger garden – more problematic “weeds.” A tool shed would be quickly built, so one never has to look long for a screwdriver, rake, shovel or garden trowel. In the much more complex world of production and machinery, the tool shed would be EAM, and the tools would be knowledge.

So, integrating your RCA with your EAM solution will connect the retrospective problem solving with the continuous maintenance management – providing your staff a much broader view of the assets within the organization and setting them up for more effective and proactive management. Especially with a flexible software like Aptean EAM Mobile Solutions, where the right technicians can be notified quickly, and reporting can be conducted on the spot.

Want to learn more about how EAM solutions from Aptean can help your business? Contact us today to chat with one of our experts or schedule a demo.

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