Toyota A3 Report Template

Easy to use fill-in-the-blanks template in QI Macros add-in for Excel

The A3 (11X17 paper size) and its structure create a logical improvement "story".

The power is in the A3's consistent way of identifying problem and solution, and it's ability to create organizational learning. Toyota uses the A3 Report to solve problems and create problem solvers.


The A3 is deceptively simple. It's a sequence of boxes in a template. It helps people structure their problem solving process.

Here are the steps in the A3 template with links to other tools in QI Macros:

  1. establish the business problem or issue;
  2. describe the background and current situation;
  3. identify the desired outcome and target;
  4. analyze root causes;
  5. propose countermeasures;
  6. create an action plan for getting it done;
  7. check that you've achieved the results.
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