A3 Thinking and Kaizen
NWCPE is pleased to share that we will be offering a free workshop on A3 Thinking and Kaizen in connection with PSU on April 18th, 2017 from 8:30-10:30am.
Many of you have asked, “What is A3 Thinking?” Is it a problem-solving method? Is it a reporting method? Is it a planning procedure? How do I use it?
At its core A3 thinking is a way to identify, frame, and act on improvement initiatives, problems and challenges. This approach, which is captured in the simple structure of an A3 report, is “the key” to the Lean system of developing talent and deepening its knowledge and capabilities.
It is the thinking process behind management through improvement.
A preview of A3 Thinking approach will be available at PSU on April 18, 2017 at PSU, CEPE. www.pdx.edu
However, I can’t wait that long to begin to share this with you.
You’ll learn that A3 Thinking is used at all levels of an organization: From management of improvement initiatives, to process improvement, to problem solving.
You’ll also learn about the A3 Report – a Toyota-pioneered practice of getting the problem, the analysis, the corrective actions, and the action plan down on a single sheet of large (A3) paper, often with the use of graphics. A3 paper is the international term for a large sheet of paper, roughly equivalent to the 11-by-17-inch U.S. sheet.
Here is a peek at what we will talk about:
- The principles of A3 Thinking
- The role that a leader plays
- The 3 Levels of A3 Reporting: Problem-Solving, Proposal, and Operational Status.
This event will provide insight about A3 Thinking, how you might use it, and what most people don’t know. But perhaps even better, it will give you a platform to learn from others. Because this isn’t just a lecture. This is an interactive and sharing event based on “Learning Through Dialogue.”
I hope you can join us.
Tom Fabrizio, Lean and Leadership Instructor
To learn more or to register call 503-719-7655 or go to Events www.pdx.edu.