Root Cause Analysis is looking at the causal effects for a failure and install controls to prevent repetition of the problem. Usually there will be multiple causes which combine to create the failure.

Let us contemplate what was the cause for the camel’s back to break

  • True it is overloading beyond the capability of the camel. But how do you specify the load a camel will carry. It is dependent on the camel’s health, temperature of the day, the terrain, speed of travel and the skill of the camel jockey.
  • The health of a camel depends on the nutrition and care bestowed by the jockey and his skill in choosing the right time to travel as well as scout out the most comfortable terrain to navigate.
  • Designed experiments help set up the parameters which will help the camel carry a set load under given conditions.

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