How Root Cause Analysis Can Improve the Value Methodology

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Root cause analysis (RCA) is an important methodology that can be integrated with the VE Job Plan to generate superior results from the VE Methodology. The point at which RCA is most appropriate is after the function analysis and FAST Model have been built and functions for improvement have been chosen. These functions are then subjected to a simple, but, rigorous RCA to get to the root cause of their deficiencies, whether it is high cost/poor value, poor quality, or poor reliability. Once the most probable causes for these problems have been arrived at, better solutions for improvement can be ... continued below

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Wixson, James Robert May 1, 2002.

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Root cause analysis (RCA) is an important methodology that can be integrated with the VE Job Plan to generate superior results from the VE Methodology. The point at which RCA is most appropriate is after the function analysis and FAST Model have been built and functions for improvement have been chosen. These functions are then subjected to a simple, but, rigorous RCA to get to the root cause of their deficiencies, whether it is high cost/poor value, poor quality, or poor reliability. Once the most probable causes for these problems have been arrived at, better solutions for improvement can be developed in the creativity phase because the team better understands the problems associated with these functions.

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  • Society of American Value Engineers Annual International Conference,Denver, CO,05/05/2002,05/08/2002

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Wixson, James Robert. How Root Cause Analysis Can Improve the Value Methodology, article, May 1, 2002; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886480/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.