How Machine Learning Can Improve Root Cause Analysis
The only real certainty in large operations such as manufacturing is that unexpected events will happen. Identifying the cause of failures or problems with root cause analysis (RCA) is critical to maintaining reliable operations, as the only way to prevent future failures is by understanding how and why they occur.
Machine learning allows for better and more accurate RCA than ever before. By collecting and analyzing massive streams of data, machine learning can quickly and easily pinpoint the cause of events and provide recommendations on how best to prevent their reoccurrence. In this webinar, we will discuss:
- The importance of RCA to manufacturing and industrial operations
- Why machine learning is critical to efficient RCA
- How machine learning-driven RCA works
Jeff Brown, SparkCognition
Jeff Brown is a Customer Success Manager with SparkCognition. As part of the Customer Success team, Brown's primary focus is managing the deployment of SparkPredict for SparkCognition customers to help them improve uptime and reliability. Prior to SparkCognition, Brown was an Account Manager at Tolteq, a manufacturer of MWD tools for the independent directional drilling market. He has a diverse background: in addition to oil and gas sales, he has worked in finance and operations leadership roles in multiple industries, including the automotive, high tech, and nonprofit sectors. Brown is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA.
Mark Wolfgram, GenesisSolutions
Mark Wolfgram is a PM and Senior Reliability Manager for GenesisSolutions, an ABS Group company, specializing in asset reliability and leveraging enterprise asset management (EAM) systems to make data-driven decisions. He has extensive knowledge of EAM processes and practices and has held positions in engineering, maintenance, operations, logistics and quality throughout a career spanning over 30 years. Wolfgram earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and completed post-graduate studies in advanced vibrations and acoustics, statistical methods and business management. He is a member of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP).
About ABS Group
ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com), through its operating subsidiaries, provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions to clients worldwide that support operational and business performance and compliance with international standards. Our range of technical services helps clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 30 countries serving the industrial manufacturing, oil, gas and chemical, marine, offshore and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine