A3 Report is one of the core tools of lean thinking and is designed to support problem solving in the Toyota Production System. The links below provide great background and examples of practical use of A3 Report.
- How Toyota uses A3 Report – John Shook, MIT Sloan Management Review
- The A3 Report – Christoph Roser (All about lean)
A3 Report is one of the core processes in ZPDS. It tries to bring the simplicity of A3 Report to collaborative problem solving.
The example A3 process is defined as shown below. It is possible to define an A3 process that suits your organization’s A3 process using the very-easy-to-use ZPDS’s workflow engine.
The A3 form is designed to be simple for people to collaboratively work on the information needed for problem solving.
Commenting and Free-form collaboration
The A3 process in ZPDS supports free-form collaboration via a sophisticated commenting system that is associated to the process