Determination of the root cause

You want to determine a root cause

Why implement a root cause determination?

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a problem-solving method that identifies the root causes of problems. Its purpose is to avoid treating the symptoms rather than the real problems. A factor is considered a root cause if its removal from the problem-fault sequence prevents the undesirable end result from recurring. 

Root Cause Analysis is essentially based on four general principles:

  • Properly define and describe the event or problem.
  • Establish a timeline from the normal situation to the final crisis.
  • Distinguish between root causes and the causal factor.
  • Once implemented, Root Cause Analysis is transformed into a method of predicting problems.

Implementing Root Cause Analysis will help the organization to:

  • Identify barriers and causes of problems, in order to find permanent solutions.
  • Develop a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Determine current and future organizational improvement needs.

The support of a competent root cause laboratory is therefore essential to solve your problems in a sustainable manner.

FILAB assists you in determining the root cause

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies from all sectors in determining the root cause. FILAB provides its clients with the know-how and experience of its team, as well as a 2100m² analytical park equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

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The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Caroline KURZAWA
Caroline KURZAWA R&D Project Engineer
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