It’s time to move into the last section of the Storeroom Roadmap. We’ve spent the first nine months of this year building our processes and practices to move from effective to efficient, working the entire time to develop a world class operation. Finally, we’ve arrived at the last turn on our journey.
This month we’ll discuss the two processes (in blue) that are part of the Advanced-Efficient stage of a storeroom. The work we’ve accomplished up to this point was meant to increase the storeroom’s service, and make using it more convenient. As in Operations or Maintenance, problems will arise from time to time,, and must be identified and eliminated through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Also, this month, in an effort to sharpen the convenient service of the storeroom, we’ll discuss the delivery of MRO spare parts.
Figure 1: Advanced-Efficient
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) isn’t solely a storeroom tool, nor is it only meant to provide an understanding of just total failures. Root Cause Analysis is meant to be used when anything is trending unfavorably, or when any unfavorable situation has occurred.