A collection of Business901 Podcasts that has been grouped under the title of Lean A3 Thinking. It includes the authors below in the order of appearance and totals around 2 1/2 hours in length. If you prefer a transcription most of them are available on the Business901 Issuu website: https://issuu.com/business901.
Tracey Richardson is a Lean Thinker with over 29 years experience in the field. She is the author of The Toyota Engagement Equation. Tracey is an active trainer and coach in the lean field and can be found on her website at http://www.teachingleaninc.com/.
Mike Osterling, the President and Principal Consultant at Osterling Consulting. Mike has worked full time for the last 20 years applying the lean concepts in manufacturing and office environments. Mike is also the co-author of The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service and Technical Environments. a practical, how-to guide for planning, executing, and sustaining rapid improvements in office, service, and technical environments and Value Stream Mapping.
Matt Wrye, a Lean Implementer that has a passion for continuous learning. We discussed using the tool of A3 for their learning reports. Matt is the author of the popular blog “Beyond Lean,” which centers on evolving leadership and changing business.
Daniel Matthews learned what it takes to make a truly successful Lean transformation by comparing his 14 years of experience at Toyota with his observations of more than 20 different types of organizations. During his time with Toyota, Daniel was part of the original group of trainers at the Georgetown Kentucky Toyota plant charged with developing an A3 curriculum that would be used to educate team members at all levels of the organization. Dan is the author of The A3 Workbook: Unlock Your Problem-Solving Mind
I would regret not including a couple of other blogs posts that were actually videos on the A3 subject.
When using the Lean A3 method of thinking we are told to make visual stories. I could not think of a better person to ask about condensing a visual story on one-page than Dan Roam. Dan has authored numerous books, and with Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate With Your Visual Mind the most recent. The Blog Post: Dan Roam on Lean A3s
Bob Petruska of Sustain Lean Consulting is a consultant, presenter, trainer and author of Gemba Walks for Service Excellence: The Step-by-Step Guide for Identifying Service Delighters. It is heavily illustrated and includes a CD of his innovative “placemats” designed to provide stepping stones on a development path for your team to achieve a competitive advantage. You can get a taste of Bob’s A3s on my YouTube playlist: A3 Learning for Lean Thinkers.