Three Patterns of Kaizen and A3 Thinking Webcast
Toyota has enjoyed phenomenal success over the past fifty years and is widely recognized for its accomplishments in production. However, Toyota is increasingly being given recognition for its success in developing employees.
During this IndustryWeek-hosted Webcast, former Toyota Motor Corporation employee Art Smalley shares stories about his personal development experiences with Toyota in Japan.
Specifically, this Webcast includes Art's insights on different types of kaizen activities and how they all link together to support the overall production system. Examples include manpower related kaizen, machine related kaizen, and material flow related kaizen activities. Despite being different in terms of focal point, each of these areas is linked in terms of basic thinking patterns and structuring of information.
During this Webcast, you will learn:
The A3 Thinking pattern
How it is used in employee development
How it supports the overall production system at Toyota
Jill Jusko, Senior Editor, IndustryWeek
Art Smalley, Faculty member, Lean Enterprise Institute President, Art of Lean