Toyota A3 Report Template
Toyota Uses the A3 Report to Solve Problems and Create Problem Solvers
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.
The A3 is deceptively simple. It's a sequence of boxes in a template. It helps people structure their problem solving:
- establish the business problem or issue;
- describe the background and current situation;
- identify the desired outcome and target;
- analyze root causes;
- propose countermeasures;
- create an action plan for getting it done;
- check that you've achieved the results.