Experienced professionals in the Chemical Industries may already be familiar with some elements of the Sologic Root Cause Analysis (RCA) problem solving method. Sologic are long-established providers of globally renowned training and software within the sector, working with many of the world's leading firms.
Because of the increased hazards present in the chemical processing industry, RCA must be engrained in the fabric of the organization. To assure safe, environmentally responsible, and profitable operations, a single method such as Sologic RCA is applied across all disciplines to arrive at not only solutions that prevent problem recurrence, but also to find proactive solutions to systemic problems present across an organization.
Sologic RCA has been a major component of our Senior Management process for almost a decade. For us, it is essential that all of our strategic decision makers share the same formal (and informal) process, the same language and a shared culture. Importantly RCA has always been a simple ‘plug and play’ for our other Change and Continual Improvement initiatives.
Head of People and Change, Industrial Gas
Six months after training 2 teams in Root Cause Analysis the big outcome has been how much easier it’s been for us to work together on difficult and sometimes controversial problems. The method helps us keep to an effective structure, measure the outcomes and reduce conflict.
Quality Manager, UK Chemical Plant
Sologic is an established provider of Root Cause Analysis skills and tools to the chemical industry (and related industries) with established clients across the world. As a result, our training courses, methods and software products are aligned to the unique needs of the sector. Sologic RCA removes the reliance on subjective guess work and circular discussions, replacing this with a repeatable process, scalable for varying incident impacts and built on objective analysis.
So, what exactly is a truly effective RCA and what does it deliver? At its core, RCA is a process for identifying the causes of problems or events in order to prevent them from recurring. It is based on the idea that effective management requires more than putting out fires for problems that develop but finding a way to prevent them. RCA can also be employed as a means of identifying best practice, supporting continual improvement and rewarding evidence-based decision making.
The methodology provides chemical industries professionals with:
- Insight into underlying causes of problems and successes in quality and safety
- Solutions with immediate and lasting impact
- A unified method to address issues
- Compliance with the expectations of increased regulation
- Reducing complaints and building a better reputation and experience for customers
- Opportunities to improve weakness or failures in supply chain
- Automated reports for improved R&D, transparency and compliance
- Creating a strategy and competitive edge for winning new business
Our evidence-based method enables chemical companies and professionals to uncover the genuine systemic and non-systemic causes of failure and understand where they can focus their continual improvement efforts. Supported by the powerful Causelink software product, the Sologic RCA method also integrates and supports complimentary programs such as CAPA, Six Sigma, ISO and LEAN.