Find the root causes. Implement lasting solutions. Prevent recurrence of Quality Assurance related incidents and events. 

Investigations into quality problems, with timely implementation of effective solutions, in a dynamic environment is challenging. To be effective, it is key that true cause and effect relationships are established, supported by evidence, to allow for effective solution generation.


Are you experiencing any of these problems?

  • Repeat events or incidents occurring
  • Events or incidents with common or systemic causes present
  • No formal investigation triggers, process or content management
  • Difficulty in implementing a self-sustaining investigation and solution process

A complete Quality Assurance (QA) improvement process needs to be defined, implemented, supported and reported on to effectively drive QA issues down. ARMS Reliability has extensive experience and knowledge in investigation process implementation, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) training and education, RCA facilitation, and program support and mentoring. We utilize the Apollo Root Cause Analysis™ methodology, which is focused on cause and effect relationships, supported with evidence, leading to effective solution generation that prevent recurrence.

How ARMS Reliability Helps

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Minimize defects and Quality deviance 

Reducing the likelihood of QA issues is a goal of all QA personnel. By being able to thoroughly investigate any QA problem, the real root causes can be found and effective actionable solutions put in place to prevent them from happening again.

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Early identification of systemic issues

An effective and thorough approach to RCA, understanding the cause and effect relationships, will often give you much broader visibility into an overall system effectiveness, beyond that of a specific, individual, isolated problem. Enabling you to implement solutions, to the structure, organization or policies in that system, to alleviate the systemic problem.

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Prevent Quality incident recurrence 

Prevent recurrence by implementing effective solutions. Use a system through which each solution option is evaluated against criteria focused on preventing recurrence of the problem, rather than short term fixes.

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Less spend

While there will be times when you will need to call in outside assistance for complex or sensitive problems, having members of your staff trained in Root Cause Analysis will allow you to conduct most investigations internally.

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Document investigations effectively

Accurately identify and document the root causes of incidents and present solution based reports quickly and easily.

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The Apollo Root Cause Analysis™ methodology and RealityCharting® software help resolve some of our most complex and longest running aerospace production and engineering problems. The solutions, delivered by ARMS Reliability, provided the structure and framework that helped me hone, and perfect my critical thinking and problem solving skills, taking my effectiveness to the next level.

Jennifer MacKay, RCA Technical Principal
The Boeing Company