A Tool for Lean Thinking

Flinchbaugh, Jamie
June 2009
Assembly;Jun2009, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p56
The author recommends the use of A3, which he describes as a method of presenting a report in a simple and structured manner, in lean manufacturing. He notes that A3 report includes statement of the problem, reality examination and evaluation of progress and validity. He says that statement of the problem should be based on the observable condition. He urges assembly-line managers to take time to study how to use A3 in order to change the thinking of their organizations.


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