A3 Toyota’s way of solving problems and creating plans
<ul><li>World’s Best Presentation Contest 2009 ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Good results last year </li></ul><ul><li>High vis...
<ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><li>No idea, no time, no budget, heavy competition </li></ul>2. Current conditions
<ul><li>Create a well designed presentation with relevant content  in the Business category </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simp...
4. Analysis Last minute  contest entry Competitor information Idea Schedule High quality ? One weekend time left World cla...
5. Proposed countermeasures Samuli Structured, simple and visual approach Mechanism of attacking problems and creating pla...
<ul><li>Contest results available Sep 22nd </li></ul>6. Plan 7. Follow up Aug 3rd Sep 8th Idea research and selection by S...
 
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Toyota has designed a two-page mechanism for attacking problems. The A3’s constraints (just 2 pages) and its structure (specific categories, ordered in steps, adding up to a “story”) are the keys to the A3’s power. Though the A3 process can be used effectively both to solve problems and to plan initiatives, its greatest payoff may be how it fosters learning.

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A3 - Toyota’s way of solving problems and creating plans

  1. 1. A3 Toyota’s way of solving problems and creating plans
  2. 2. <ul><li>World’s Best Presentation Contest 2009 ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Good results last year </li></ul><ul><li>High visibility with no cost </li></ul><ul><li>Most important promotional event of the year </li></ul><ul><li>Too late to participate unless come up with a simple idea and implement it fast </li></ul>1. Background
  3. 3. <ul><li>Problems </li></ul><ul><li>No idea, no time, no budget, heavy competition </li></ul>2. Current conditions
  4. 4. <ul><li>Create a well designed presentation with relevant content in the Business category </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Spend no money </li></ul><ul><li>Meet or exceed last year’s performance </li></ul>3. Goals and targets
  5. 5. 4. Analysis Last minute contest entry Competitor information Idea Schedule High quality ? One weekend time left World class mgmt consultants and designers entered No idea, slow reaction, late to market One month lost on holiday and business trip Cause A C B
  6. 6. 5. Proposed countermeasures Samuli Structured, simple and visual approach Mechanism of attacking problems and creating plans on one A3 sheet of paper A3, Toyota’s way of solving problems and creating plans C Samuli Keep it simple Implement lessons learned about presentations Match competitor quality B Samuli Source of inspiration and fresh thinking Encourage Wild Ideas. Build on the Ideas of Others. Stay Focused on the Topic Brainstorm ideas A Responsible Benefit Description Counter-measure Cause
  7. 7. <ul><li>Contest results available Sep 22nd </li></ul>6. Plan 7. Follow up Aug 3rd Sep 8th Idea research and selection by Sep 4th Plan and prepare presentation by Sep 5th Enter Contest on Sep 5th Distribute presentation on Sep 5th
  8. 9. Samuli Pahkala http:// managerstoolbox.blogspot.com /
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