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Why is the root cause so important to Kaizen?

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    Kaizen talks a lot about finding the root cause through tools like the Root Cause Analysis, the 5 Whys, the Fishbone Diagram, and more. So why is it important? Kaizen works to improve processes in the facility primarily through small incremental changes and improvements. Any issues or problems in the workplace can only be truly resolved if the source of the issue is addressed. Often times, identifying the root cause and finding a solution will have a domino impact on other problems that resulted from the problem.

    Share what your favorite way to identify the root cause is! Do you ask yourself why five times or do you draw it out in a diagram?

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