A3 Problem Solving Approach

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What is A3?

  • 11x17 piece of paper (Supposedly the largest size that could be faxed.)
  • A problem solving approach – built around PDCA.
  • A concise summary of the problem and solution.
  • A communication tool for workers to report problems and improvement suggestions to management
  • A way for management to structure and “discipline” the improvement process
  • Used for any kind of problem in all parts of the business.
A3 Problem Solving Approach
A3 Problem Solving Approach

Steps are as follows

  • Develop the goal statement – develop the target state
  • Perform root cause analysis
  • Brainstorm/determine countermeasures
  • Create a countermeasures implementation plan
  • Check results – confirm the effect
  • Keep the plan in place!

How You Will Benefit:

  • It is one of the important Problem solving tool

Course Methodology

  • Presentations
  • Games
  • Case Studies
  • Audio – Video
  • Desk Top Exercise
  • Learning by Doing

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to solve the any problem methodically & systematically .

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • PDCA & A3 Approach
  • A3 Thinking – The 7 Elements of A3 Thinking
  • A3 Problem Solving – Steps & Template
  • Creating A3 – Step by Step
  • Creating A3 – Examples
  • A3 thinking and Problem Solving – Group Exercise
  • A3 thinking – Final Thoughts

What’s Included?

  • Specialized manual and course materials
  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes
  • Personalized certificate of completion