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Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

When things go wrong, we can help you find out why.


System failures can create stress and long hours.

It can be alarming when things go wrong!  And it may be that your resources were already stretched.  Sebald Consulting can help, by working with your existing team to help you identify and address any problem without causing you to redirect busy resources.

We have many methods at our disposal to help you find the root cause of issues and we can provide an independent facilitator to work with your group to find and fix the problem.  Often, this can reduce the amount of work your company is doing related to a problem.




  • Corrective and Preventive Actions  (CAPA)
  • Deviations
  • Out of Tolerance Conditions
  • Out of Specification Product or Raw Materials
  • Too Many Alarms on Automated Systems
  • Software Problems
  • Instrument Failures
  • Environmental Monitoring Failures

We can also reach out for more expertise to our partners if necessary.

An independent systematic Root Cause Analysis can help to identify the source of failures in a system.  There are many tools that can be brought to bear in this effort including using a consistent, proven, process for analysis and graphical tools including Sequence Diagrams, Fishbone Diagrams, Failure Mode Analysis, Causal Factor Trees, and others.  Sebald Consulting can help you track down these items as an independent resource.  An independent review can also help ensure that there are no blind spots within the organization that may be impeding resolution.


Pareto Chart


FMEA can be used for Root Cause Analysis or Impact Assessments

Causal Factor Tree

Causal Factor Tree

Sequence Diagram

Sequence Diagram

Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram
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