A Primer on A3 Reports Webcast -- Better Thinking for Stronger Organizations
The A3 Report is generating much interest in the Lean community, where solving problems and continuously improving business systems is a foremost priority. Toyota Motor Corporation developed this particular style of report for use within its famed quality system. Since then, it has gained widespread use throughout the organization.
The A3 Report is so powerful and generally applicable to so many environments that it has become one of the few tools used in every department and at every level of the organization.
Dr. Durward Sobek's presentation explores how the A3 Report can be a useful tool in an organization's PDCA-based management system. Based on his recently released book, Understanding A3 Thinking, Sobek discusses the core elements of A3 thinking, the basics of A3 Reports and report writing, and a general yet highly effective approach to solving problems in an organizational context. This event is of interest to anyone wanting a primer on how they might be able to us this tool in their daily work, and for managers of any level interested in learning how A3 Reports can enhance their organization's problem-solving capability.
During this on-demand Webcast presentation, you lean when this powerful too is properly deployed, it:
Facilitates a style of thinking among users that is objective, logical and systematic;
Synthesizes and visualizes learning in a concise and coherent framework; and
Promotes alignment and systems thinking through enriched dialog
The general problem-solving patterns embodied in the A3 Report are all based on the fundamental Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, and can be applied to a wide range of problems.
Jill Jusko, Senior Editor, IndustryWeek
Durward K. Sobek II, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Montana State University