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Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's Pdca Management System

Understanding A Thinking A Critical Component of Toyota s Pdca Management System Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize Notably flexible and brief the A report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota s successful move toward organizational efficiency

  • Title: Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's Pdca Management System
  • Author: Durward K. Sobek II Art Smalley
  • ISBN: 9781563273605
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize.Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and RD organizations The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but ratheWinner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize.Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and RD organizations The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA based management philosophy Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

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    1 thought on “Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's Pdca Management System

    1. This book is outstanding. I initially thought it would be a quick read since the page count is short, but I found myself slowly savoring it. This book is like a good wine where you appreciate the textures and nuances if you take it slow.I suggest this book to all Lean practitioners, most project managers, people who use data to understand problems and show improvements, people who like to draw, and anybody else that enjoys the thought process behind problem solving.This is a great next book for [...]

    2. Great introPretty good introduction. Very actionable advice and tips. Nevertheless, I would only recommend it if you have read The Toyota Way, Learning to See and/or similar books on Lean beforehand. Something else to know is that this book, like the others mentioned, focus on manufacturing. You will have to translate the concepts to your domain (e.g. Software in my case)

    3. Good book for overall take on the pdca solving problem tool. A little bit disappointed cause I expected the authours would spend more time on how to analyse a problem but it was more about understanding how a PDCA works in generall. I thought also that chapters 4 and 5 were very unnecessary when there are so much more interesting aspects to talk about regarding the pdca tool.

    4. This book is easy to read and it explains with detail how to draw an A3 diagram. It gives you valuable adviser on how the information shall be displayed or the structure.In reference to the thinking part of the title it only surfaces the problem, mentioning root cause analysis or fishbone analysis but from my point of view it should dig into detail due to the fact that A3 is a tool for representing a way of thinkingis book shouldn't be read from cover to cover and it would be used as reference

    5. This book amazingly describes HOW the entire Toyota Production System came to be Punchline: it's applying the scientific method to problem solving in a collaborative/consensus-building method for root-cause analysis of the system that caused the problem. It then discusses 3 types of reports: problem-solving, proposals, and status reports and the differences in the thinking approaches in the PDCA cycle for each of these. I really enjoyed how this concisely written book provides some much informat [...]

    6. Binnen Toyota is iedereen getraind en doordrongen van de cultuur van continu verbeteren. Het PDCA principe (Plan, Do, Check, Act) is dan ook een van de belangrijkste elementen van de Toyota bedrijfscultuur.Naast dit PDCA principe wordt een flexibel en zeer precies rapporteringssysteem gebruikt dat in alle opzichten getrouwd is met het PDCA proces.Alle rapporten moeten en kunnen passen op één zijde van een A3 papier.

    7. Awesome book and well deserving of its Shingo Award!I had read this close to a decade ago when I was first exposed to a3 thinking. At that time there was a lot of buzz going around about a3. But then like other things it kind of disappeared for a awhile. Good news if you follow lean blogsIt's back! I know there are many book options, but I would strongly recommend newbies start with this book.

    8. Ensina sobre a utilização do PDCA estruturado com a ferramenta A3 da Toyota. Gostei muito pois transmite a ideia de que é necessário ter maior rigor científico no cotidiano das empresas, fugindo um pouco da retórica da "arte de administrar". Aplicar o PDCA é aplicar algo que está embasado no método científico.

    9. This is the must-read for anyone involved in problem solving or continuous improvement. (And shouldn't that be everyone?)

    10. A very dry/dull book. Lots of repetition and tediously drawn out explanations. I'd recommend dipping into it for reference purposes rather than doing what I did and reading it cover to cover.

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