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Understanding A3 Thinking : a Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System.

Author: Durward K Sobek II; Art Smalley
Publisher: Portland : CRC Press, 2011. ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Introduction A Basis for Managerial Effectiveness PDCA: Heart of the Toyota Way What Don't We Get? A System to Support PDCA Management 3A Thinking Seven Elements of 3A Thinking Element 1 : Logical Thinking Process Element 2: Objectivity Element 3: Results and Process Element 4: Synthesis, Distillation, and Visualization Element 5: Alignment Element 6: Coherency within and Consistency Across Element 7: Systems
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sobek II., Durward K.
Understanding A3 Thinking : A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System.
Portland : CRC Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Durward K Sobek II; Art Smalley
ISBN: 9781439814055 1439814058
OCLC Number: 1048580456
Description: 1 online resource (186 pages)
Contents: Front cover --
Contents --
Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. A Basis for Managerial Effectiveness --
Chapter 2. A3 Thinking --
Chapter 3. The Problem-Solving A3 Report --
Chapter 4. The Proposal A3 Report --
Chapter 5. The Status A3 Report --
Chapter 6. Notes on Form and Style --
Chapter 7. Supporting Structures --
Chapter 8. Conclusion --
Appendix A:"Reducing Bill Drop Time" Problem-Solving A3 Report --
Appendix B: "Practical Problem Solving" Proposal A3 Report --
Index --
Back cover.

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Introduction A Basis for Managerial Effectiveness PDCA: Heart of the Toyota Way What Don't We Get? A System to Support PDCA Management 3A Thinking Seven Elements of 3A Thinking Element 1 : Logical Thinking Process Element 2: Objectivity Element 3: Results and Process Element 4: Synthesis, Distillation, and Visualization Element 5: Alignment Element 6: Coherency within and Consistency Across Element 7: Systems Viewpoint Practical Problem Solving Grasping the Current Situation Identifying the Root Cause Devising Countermeasures and Visualizing the Future State Creating an Implementation Plan Creating a Follow-up Plan Discussing with Affected Parties Obtaining Approval Executing the Implementation and Follow-up Plans The Problem-Solving 3A Report Storyline of the Problem-Solving 3A Theme Background Current Condition and Problem Statement Goal Statement Root-Cause Analysis Countermeasures Check/Confirmation of Effect Follow-up Actions Total Effect Reviewing Problem-solving 3As Your Turn Part : Write an 3A Part : Critique Your 3A The Proposal 3A Report Storyline of the Proposal 3A Theme Background Current Condition Analysis and Proposal Plan Details Unresolved Issues (Optional) Implementation Schedule Total Effect Proposal 3A Example Proposal 3A Example Reviewing Proposal 3As Discuss with Peer Group or Advisor Discuss with Affected Parties Obtain Approval Your Turn Part : Write a Proposal 3A Part : Review Your 3A The Status 3A Report Storyline of the Status 3A Theme Background Current Condition Results Unresolved Issues/Follow-up Actions Total Effect Status 3A Example Discuss with a Peer Group or Advisor Your Turn Notes on Form and Style Form Style Graphics Understand Your Data Use the Best Graph for the Data Label Properly Use as Little Ink as Possible Let the Graphic Talk Tables Supporting Structures Standard Templates Where to Start Handwritten.

Versus Computer-Generated 3As Coaching Approval Storage and Retrieval Conclusion PDCA and Managerial Effectiveness 3A Thinking Three Main Types Form and Style Final Advice About the Authors Appendix A: "Reducing Bill Drop Time" Problem-Solving 3A Report Appendix B: "Practical Problem Solving" Proposal 3A ReportEach chapter concludes with a Summary & Endnotes.

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