LEAN+: Root Cause



LEAN+: Root Cause 

in plain English a “root cause” is a “cause” (harmful factor) that is “root” (deep, basic, fundamental, underlying or the like).

Precise identification of the real ROOT CAUSE is at the very foundation of any effective improvement initiative.


The words “root cause” often refer to the superficial symptoms not to the true causes. Incorrect definition of the problems, lack of focus during their investigation and hasty corrective actions are the worst enemies of effective CAPA (Corrective Action – Preventive Action) systems.

Focused, organized approach to the analysis of experienced quality problems is essential for proper problem identification and definition. Subsequently it will be followed by successful Corrections, and effective Corrective and Preventive Actions.

Properly conducted Root Cause identification and analysis combine disciplined approach with the elements of logistics and professional experience and expertise. Complex background of experienced problems does not always guarantee the success of implemented corrective actions, while prevention of recurrence by one corrective action may not be possible or not sensible from business point of view.

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