What are types of root cause analysis (RCA)?

There are different types of root cause analysis (RCA) on the basis of what kind of problem root cause you want to find.

Types of root cause analysis (RCA)

This is a list of types of different types of root cause analysis as per their purpose.

  1. Safety based RCA
  2. Production-based RCA
  3. System based RCA
  4. Process-based RCA
  5. Failure based RCA

Safety Based RCA:

Safety-based RCA arises as a result of occupational safety and health, as well as accident analysis. This type of analysis is performed in order to determine the reason for why an accident occurred on the job (such as why a worker dropped a part from a height accidentally).

Production-Based RCA:

Quality control is ensured in manufacturing through production-based RCA. If the plastic injection-molded parts are coming off the line warped, you might use this to figure out why.

System Based RCA:

In this method, two or more RCA techniques are combined. The systems-based RCA technique originated when some of the here-discussed root cause analysis techniques were combined. It can be applied to a wide range of different fields or situations.

Process-Based RCA:

Businesses and manufacturing industries use process-based RCA to find faults in processes or systems.

Failure Based RCA:

The analysis of equipment failure based on failure-based root cause analysis is used in engineering and maintenance.

Types of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Types of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

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