User Feedback on A3 Reports

Professor Sobek received a nice message from a person he corresponded with over a year ago regarding A3 Reports. With permission we decided to post the summary e-mail about the personal experiences of using the A3 model with some of his clients.


Recent Toyota QC Circle Example

I recently ran across an example of a QC Circle presentation from Toyota Motor Corporation. This was one of the award winning presentations at the corporate level that came from my former engine plant. Things have changed since I left the company! When I worked for Toyota QC Circle presentations were still being done either […]

Handbook for TQM & QC Circles

Isao Kato is the retired manager for the old Education and Training Division of Toyota Motor Corporation. I spent some time interviewing Mr. Kato when Professor Sobek and I set out to draft A3 Thinking. In particular I was curious about some of the intellectual roots of A3 Reports inside Toyota. As I learned in […]

A3 Thinking Review – Journal Product Innovation Management

Here is a recent review of A3 Thinking by the Journal of Product Innovation and Management.

Click here for a link to the review

There are several books reviewed in this edition of the journal. The A3 Thinking review begins on page 3 of the referenced pdf file.