Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of

Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of


Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System ❰Download❯ ➵ Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System Author Durward K. Sobek II – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication PrizeNotably flexible and brief the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota's successful move toward organizational efficiency eff Winner Thinking: A Critical Component Kindle - of a Shingo Research and Thinking: A ePUB ↠ Professional Publication PrizeNotably flexible and brief the A report has proven to be a key Understanding A3 PDF \ tool In Toyota's successful move toward organizational efficiency effectiveness and improvement especially within its engineering and RD organizations The power of the A A3 Thinking: A PDF ↠ report however derives not from the report itself but rather from the development of the culture and mindset reuired for the implementation of A3 Thinking: A Critical Component PDF/EPUB ² the A system In Understanding A Thinking the authors first show that the A report A3 Thinking: A Critical Component PDF/EPUB ² is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA based management philosophy Toyota views A Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach Second the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A 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 A reports.

  • Hardcover
  • 184 pages
  • Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System
  • Durward K. Sobek II
  • English
  • 10 November 2015
  • 9781563273605

10 thoughts on “Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System

  1. Brian Brian says:

    This book is outstanding I initially thought it would be a uick 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 slowI 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 solvingThis is a great next book for fans of THE BACK OF THE NAPKIN authors offer profound insights to A3 thinking and structure They also paint a deeper understanding of the thinking at Toyota I particularly liked the explanation of nemawashi and how the A3 author must return to those where their concerns were not addressed to explain whyI found the thinking behind data to be fascinating It is nice to see how much or how little is used The authors even give a nice overview of Tufte's graph theories while providing an easy template to choose the best graph to match your communication goalFor project managers the A3 project status template is worth exploring I have used dashboards in the past but this structure paints a better picture while ensuring the organization's objectives are still being met projects can chug along way past this simple goal and this report keeps it groundedLast but not least my organization is in the infancy of launching A3 to our mix of Improvement Workshops and Value Stream work This book offers practical suggestions for starting A3 at your enterprise

  2. Phil Calçado Phil Calçado says:

    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 andor 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 eg Software in my case

  3. Heather Heather says:

    Recommended reading for work

  4. Caio Croce Caio Croce says:

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

  5. Rafael Basto Rafael Basto says:

    Very interesting book with general information and practical examples of the work and thinking behind A3 reports metodologyIt serves well as a guide and reference book to look up whenever the need to write such a report comes upAs the title suggest the focus is on the thinking behind although practical suggestions are given on form and how to as well

  6. Yuan Yuan says:

    It’s a good tool

  7. France Bergeron France Bergeron says:

    This is an excellent book to understand A3 thinking

  8. Julie Stey Julie Stey says:

    A3 SimplifiedThe Authors did a wonderful job of simplifying A3 and provide three separate formats It was a uick read with many examples

  9. Christophe Addinquy Christophe Addinquy says:

    The lean is the school of austerity And this book is clearly in this mindset Don't expect a fun reading But if you want to really understand the fundamentals of the problem solving way of thinking this is the book It shows how this process is achieved through the famous A3 and the clear and compelling examples help a lot A must readMa note de lecture en Français ici

  10. Paul Boos Paul Boos says:

    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 collaborativeconsensus 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 information on the concepts used

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10 thoughts on “Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System

  1. Brian Brian says:

    This book is outstanding I initially thought it would be a uick 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 slowI 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 solvingThis is a great next book for fans of THE BACK OF THE NAPKIN authors offer profound insights to A3 thinking and structure They also paint a deeper understanding of the thinking at Toyota I particularly liked the explanation of nemawashi and how the A3 author must return to those where their concerns were not addressed to explain whyI found the thinking behind data to be fascinating It is nice to see how much or how little is used The authors even give a nice overview of Tufte's graph theories while providing an easy template to choose the best graph to match your communication goalFor project managers the A3 project status template is worth exploring I have used dashboards in the past but this structure paints a better picture while ensuring the organization's objectives are still being met projects can chug along way past this simple goal and this report keeps it groundedLast but not least my organization is in the infancy of launching A3 to our mix of Improvement Workshops and Value Stream work This book offers practical suggestions for starting A3 at your enterprise

  2. Phil Calçado Phil Calçado says:

    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 andor 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 eg Software in my case

  3. Heather Heather says:

    Recommended reading for work

  4. Caio Croce Caio Croce says:

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

  5. Rafael Basto Rafael Basto says:

    Very interesting book with general information and practical examples of the work and thinking behind A3 reports metodologyIt serves well as a guide and reference book to look up whenever the need to write such a report comes upAs the title suggest the focus is on the thinking behind although practical suggestions are given on form and how to as well

  6. Yuan Yuan says:

    It’s a good tool

  7. France Bergeron France Bergeron says:

    This is an excellent book to understand A3 thinking

  8. Julie Stey Julie Stey says:

    A3 SimplifiedThe Authors did a wonderful job of simplifying A3 and provide three separate formats It was a uick read with many examples

  9. Christophe Addinquy Christophe Addinquy says:

    The lean is the school of austerity And this book is clearly in this mindset Don't expect a fun reading But if you want to really understand the fundamentals of the problem solving way of thinking this is the book It shows how this process is achieved through the famous A3 and the clear and compelling examples help a lot A must readMa note de lecture en Français ici

  10. Paul Boos Paul Boos says:

    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 collaborativeconsensus 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 information on the concepts used

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