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What’s All the Fuss About A3 Thinking?

Jim had a good point in his comment: I don’t understand the excitement about this so-called A3 thinking. Root cause analysis has been around for decades, so has five whys (at least since the very early 1980s.) As for hypothesis testing it is well over 80 years old. PDCA goes

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A Question About Kaizen

Here is a question for you about kaizen: You have two continuous improvement systems; one which invests in 10 brilliant people each solving one $250,000 problem per year or another system which invests in 1,000 average people solving one $200 problem per month. Which would you choose? Let’s do the

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