Root Cause Analysis in Process-Based Industries by Menachem Horev

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A delay in identification of the real cause for process problems in process-based industries means a loss of production material and revenue, and sometimes even loss of company reputation and market share. It is the intention of this book to save costly learning from experience and to provide a structured guide to team-leaders, engineers and anyone dealing with cause analysis on the way to Problem Solving.

The book starts with few pages of introduction followed by the Problem Classification XE "Problem Classification" Chapter that aims to familiarize the reader with potential sources and type of problems that may appear in the processing industry.

The Root Cause Analysis methodology with its basic supporting tools appears in three chapters: Problem Characterization, Model Building XE "Model Building", and Model Validation. The described methodology explains the importance and the ways to properly characterize the problem. It provides tools and techniques for the development of potential models by hierarchical thinking, and it explains the model validation process that is required to establish a solid and useful model.

The Data Collection Chapter discusses the approach for extracting the most relevant information and knowledge from various data sources.

A few more useful tools are discussed in the chapters: Team Tools and Methods, and Event Documentation.

The book is directed at Root Cause Analysis in the processing industry; however anyone who deals with Root Cause Analysis in any discipline will also find significant parts of this book useful.

About Menachem Horev

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published May 30, 2013 by Trafford Publishing. 252 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference.

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He outlines the sequence of cause analysis, a continuous cycle that encompasses problem definition, problem characterization, model building and model validation.

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