A3 thinking - A3 development

When:  Mar 12, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PT)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at musical history as you tour Fender Musical Instruments Corporation's world-class facilities and learn from experts how to apply the practice of problem-solving using A3 thinking in this one-day workshop. Toyota pioneered the practice of problem-solving using A3 thinking—the idea that you can fit the problem, the analysis, the corrective action and the action plan down on a single sheet of large (A3: 11 by 17-inch tabloid sheet of paper) paper, often with the use of graphics. The current use of the A3 process far outreaches its original format and is now widely used in all industries as a key tool for measuring, controlling and communicating an organizations strategy. Learn how this proven systematic problem-solving method is applied in activity-based work from A3 professionals who help develop and pioneer their application.

The A3 process is a structured cycle of improvement and documentation that includes:

• A framework for organizing thinking and the path of thinking
• For individuals and teams of any type
• A framework for organizing the work of teams
• Creates transparent barriers to issues, problems and thinking – formal problem solving
• Makes work and opportunities visible, communicates current, target and ideal states
• Tells a story – like a storyboard for a film

Learn more about this event in "Lean Rock Stars," a Target Online article by Taylor Scheibe.


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others. Fender became one of the world leaders by defining the sounds we hear, by meeting the needs of musicians, by creating quality products and by backing them up with service and stability. As Fender forges into the 21st century, its management strives to maintain the company’s status through a combination of business acumen and love for music. www.fender.com

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
311 Cessna Circle
Corona, CA 92880