Develop the goal statement develop the target state 4Perform root cause

Develop the goal statement develop the target state

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Develop the goal statement – develop the target state 4. Perform root cause analysis 5. Brainstorm/determine countermeasures 6. Create a countermeasures implementation plan 7. Check results – confirm the effect 8. Keep the plan in place!
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January 24, 2014
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January 24, 2014 Example – Files Mgmt A3
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January 24, 2014 NEG/ECP Transportation Air Quality Committee
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January 24, 2014 The Problem Solving Template (A3) The A3 Problem Solving template lays out an entire plan, large or small, on one sheet of paper. It should be visual and extremely concise. It should tell a story, laid out from upper left-hand side to lower right, which anyone can understand. What is important is not the format, but the process and thinking behind it. It fosters dialogue. It develops problem solvers.
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January 24, 2014 Plan-Do-Check-Act Plan-Do-Check-Act
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January 24, 2014 Problem-Solving Story Problem-Solving Story
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January 24, 2014 Problem solving story - manufacturing
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January 24, 2014 Problem solving story - manufacturing
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January 24, 2014 Additional reading Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System (2008), Durward K. Sobek II
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January 24, 2014 Final thoughts A3s are deceptively simple. A3 reports — and more importantly the underlying thinking —embody a critical core strength of a lean company. A3s serve as mechanisms for managers to mentor others in root-cause analysis and scientific thinking, while also aligning the interests of individuals and departments throughout the organization by encouraging productive dialogue and helping people learn from one another.
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