Preface: The Paradigm Shift of the 4th Industrial Revolution
The 4th Industrial Revolution introduced the need of having a conceptual mindset to manage the possibilities opened by adaptive business processes. It requires going beyond the systemic mindset introduced by the 3rd Industrial Revolution.
This paradigm shift includes:
- The management of the unified field of business processes to develop a superior level of productivity.
- The use of maximal strategies to foster growth and minimum strategies to ensure results.
- The use of catalysts to ensure the synchronicity of adaptive processes.
- The use of conceptual segmentation to manage the root causes of buying processes to ensure customer orientation.
- The management of the root causes of business processes to ensure quality.
The unicist evolutionary approach to the 4th Industrial Revolution increases the speed of business growth and ensures their profitability and sustainability.
Root Cause Management:
An ADD-ON to Catalyze Value Generation
The 4th Industrial Revolution established the framework of the Unicist Cognitive Systems that manage the unified field of businesses. The Root Cause Management System is an ADD-ON to Business Process Management Systems that catalyzes value generation.
It was developed to find the root causes of business functions, which are defined by the underlying concepts and fundamentals, to build structural solutions.
It is for organizations that already have a process improvement process. It is installed as a participative R&D process based on solving urgent problems by building structural solutions.
This approach manages the root causes of problems and emulates the organization of nature by developing a maximal strategy to expand and a minimum strategy to ensure results. The participative implementation model that is used ensures the functionality of the solutions.
The business process catalysts increase more than 30% the speed of process improvement. The building of catalysts can be insourced or outsourced.
Some of the companies that use business objects and catalysts are: Airbus, Amazon, Apple, BBC, Boeing, Dassault Systemes, Dupont, Ericsson, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Hilton, Honda, Hyundai, LinkedIn, Lufthansa, Mapfre, Mayo Clinic, Michelin, Novartis, Open Text, P&G, Pfizer, SAP, Siemens, Tata Motors, Toyota, Unilever, Walmart, Walt Disney World and Youtube.
The Root Cause Management ADD-ON as a Catalyst
The unicist root case management catalyzes the development of solutions for adaptive business processes and is based on the knowledge of their concepts and fundamentals that define the root causes of their functionality.
The unicist evolutionary approach is the generic catalyst that emulates the intelligence and evolution of nature using unicist artificial intelligence and allows managing the unified field of business functions and processes.
The unicist root cause management ADD-ON introduces a “conceptual layer” that works as a catalyst to improve business processes that allows increasing the productivity and quality of adaptive business processes.
The Use of Unicist Expert Systems to Develop Solutions
The management of business adaptiveness is a paradigm shift introduced by the 4th Industrial Revolution. This drove to the development of the Unicist Expert Systems to manage the unified fields and fundamentals of business processes to develop solutions in adaptive environments.
These systems provide an intelligent participative tool to manage the unified field of the business processes to increase their adaptability, productivity, quality and customer orientation.
The Unicist Expert Systems were developed at The Unicist Research Institute using the knowledge-base generated by more than 5,000 researches developed in the field of social, business and individual evolution.
There are systems available for each category of business function, which allow generating solutions that manage the root causes of the problems and developing the catalysts needed to ensure results in adaptive environments.
The Unicist Root Cause Management System includes:
1. Root Cause Finder
This module provides the methodology to find and deal with triggering causes, limit causes and root causes to develop solutions for problems in adaptive business environments.
The discovery that the functionality of the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions define their root causes provided the framework for the management of root causes of business processes.
The R&D process on business functions allowed finding the concepts and fundamentals that define the unified field of their functionality and developing a knowledge base to solve business problems.
Its predecessor was Dr. Ishikawa with the root cause diagram that manages fundamentals to deal with the root causes of manufacturing processes.
2. Conceptual Design Module
The Unicist Conceptual Design module manages the root causes of problems and the root drivers of solutions.
It becomes necessary to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture.
This module allows designing processes, projects, systems and solutions in adaptive environments that require managing the concepts involved to ensure the results to be obtained. This conceptual design module ensures the functionality of a solution.
The process includes the definition of roles, business objects and maximal and minimum synchronic actions to ensure the achievement of results.
3. Business Objects Builder
This module builds business objects, using the conceptual knowledge base of business objects categories.
Unicist business objects are encapsulated adaptive systems that produce predefined results that can be inserted in work processes to increase productivity and quality and to save energy.
From a functional point of view, there are different types of objects:
- Driving Objects: To drive processes
- Catalyzing Objects: To accelerate processes
- Entropy Inhibiting Objects: To inhibit the entropy of business processes
- Inhibiting Objects: To inhibit dysfunctional events in a business
- Gravitational Objects: To influence the results of processes
The use of business objects structures the timing and synchronicity of business processes. It also provides the necessary acceleration to achieve the required critical mass and speed to adapt to the environment.
4. Quality Assurance Module
The quality assurance module defines the necessary quality assurance for the processes that are being designed.
Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:
- Plan “B”
- Redundant Systems
- Alarm System
- Processes with redundancies
- Stop System (stoppage/halt)
- Control System
- Self-repairing/recovery System
- Alternative Systems
The purpose of quality assurance is to always have an alternative system to develop any activity. Adaptive processes require using quality assurance to manage the feedback from the environment and ensure the generation of value.
5. Pilot Testing Module
The pilot testing module uses two different tests:
- To validate the limits of the functionality of processes and objects.
- To confirm the functionality of specific actions.
The testing of root cause solutions for business processes requires making multiple applications in different segments to ensure their functionality.
Pilot tests are developed as destructive and non-destructive tests that drive the reflection processes to find the root causes of problems and confirm the functionality of the solutions.
The Pilot testing groups, integrated with members of the clients, use the prototyper provided by The Unicist Research Institute.
The installation of the Root Cause Management Add-On begins with the development of a one day virtual “clinic”, with up to 21 participants, where a real case is solved using the unicist evolutionary approach. This clinic is divided into two parts:
- The transfer of the basics of the technologies included in the system
- The solution of a real case using these technologies
This allows confirming the functionality and simplicity of the unicist approach.
The Root Cause Management System is installed as a prototyper, that allows building the system, and works on the cloud where the collaborative work of the system takes place. It includes the fundamentals of the business functions and processes, as well as all the modules of the system.
It uses the unicist artificial intelligence monitor to manage the feedback of the pilot tests. This UAI monitor is installed within the system after the first pilot tests proved their functionality.
Main Markets & Countries
Main Markets (Generic)
Automobile • Food • Mass consumption • Financial • Insurance • Sports and social institutions • Information Technology (IT) • High-Tech • Knowledge Businesses • Communications • Perishable goods • Mass media • Direct sales • Industrial commodities • Agribusiness • Healthcare • Pharmaceutical • Oil and Gas • Chemical • Paints • Education • Services • Commerce and distribution • Mining • Timber • Apparel • Passenger transportation –land, sea and air • Tourism • Cargo transportation • Professional services • e-market • Entertainment and show-business • Advertising • Gastronomic • Hotel-management • Credit card • Real estate • Fishing • Publishing • Industrial Equipment • Construction and Engineering • Bike, motorbike, scooter and moped • Sporting goods
Country Archetypes Developed
Algeria • Argentina • Australia • Austria • Belarus • Belgium • Bolivia • Brazil • Cambodia • Canada • Chile • China • Colombia • Costa Rica • Croatia • Cuba • Czech Republic • Denmark • Ecuador • Egypt • Finland • France • Georgia • Germany • Honduras • Hungary • India • Iran • Iraq • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Jordan • Libya • Malaysia • Mexico • Morocco • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Norway • Pakistan • Panama • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Serbia • Singapore • Slovakia • South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Syria • Thailand • Tunisia • Turkey • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States • Uruguay • Venezuela • Vietnam