Root Cause Analysis Workshop



This event focuses on the key process within the corporate need for effective commitment to continuous improvement. This discipline becomes a natural adjunct as the ONLY method by which responsible problem solving and corrective/preventive action can take place to properly identify, isolate and manage effects of the cause.

Root Cause Analysis solves problems by identifying and correcting root causes of negative events and costs, by moving through their symptoms. By focusing correction on root causes, problem recurrence can be prevented. This failure analysis approach recognizes that complete prevention of recurrence by just one corrective action is not always possible. This iterative process practice accepts more than one “cause”, more than one corrective action and expects constant management for continuous improvement.

Tools included in this workshop: Run and Control Chart, Check Sheet, Pareto Chart, Is / Is Not, Problem Definition, Cause and Effect Diagram, and 5Whys.

The Biomedical Consortium is, again, offering this highly successful and well-attended half-day workshop will again be led by Steven Czarniak, Boston Scientific (BSCI), a proven practitioner and well-known presenter. As a Manufacturing Engineering manager, Steve is responsible for Boston Scientific Maple Grove Operation’s Six Sigma Program, and provides consulting support to improvement and problem solving project teams throughout their operations.

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (registration 7:30 am)

WHERE: St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Twins Cities Graduate Center, 6401 Sycamore Court N., Maple Grove, MN 55369.

For directions:, or call (320) 308-6000

COST: $99 ASQ members, $124 nonmembers
Workshop materials, continental breakfast and breaks included.

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION: Issued on workshop completion for 0.3 Recertification Units.