A3 Problem Solving Training

  • A3 Problem Solving

    A3 Problem Solving is a continuous improvement approach, first employed at Toyota and typically used by companies following lean manufacturing principles. It provides a simple and systematic approach to understanding a problem, identifying its cause, and creating a solution.

    This 8 hour A3 Problem Solving course is an activity based, pencil and paper tool designed to solve specific problems. A3 defines the current condition and looks at the root cause of the issue. The A3 method also guides the user to define clear steps to implement changes and build accountability. Participants will experience a simple and effective way to truly understand the way work happens now and how it can be redesigned effectively.


  • Event Details

    Presented by: Mike Gilreath, Lean Six Sigma Trainer and Coach, Express Employment Professionals

    Location: Express Employment Professionals Training Center:

                    1760 44th St. SW, Suite 10, Wyoming, MI 49519

    Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm 

    Cost: $295, Includes light breakfast, full lunch, snacks, beverages, and all training materials

    If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: David Robb, Director of Marketing 616.281.0611, David.Robb@expresspros.com

  • Seven Steps to A3 Problem Solving:

    • Theme
    • Background
    • Current Condition & Problem Statement
    • Goal Statement
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • Countermeasures
    • Effect Confirmation
    • Follow Up Actions

  • Bring this Training to Your Company

    We are happy to host a customized training session for your company. The A3 problem solving method can provide your company with a common language when it comes to addressing problems and creating solutions. This training is applicable from all levels of management down to the production floor. This can be hosted at your company or at the Express Employment Professionals training center. Our experts are happy to assist in training your team as well as collaborating with you on customizing training to best fit your needs. Contact us today for more information.

  • A3 Problem Solving Learning Objectives

    As a result of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Collect and use meaningful data
    • List advantages of A3 Problem Solving and describe how it is used to eliminate waste and reduce variation
    • Distinguish between value added and non-value added activities
    • Apply A3 thinking along with basic quality tools (cause & effect, multi-voting, value stream mapping, process flow, pictograph, Pareto, run chart, 5-why, 3L5W, scatter diagram, histogram, etc.) to solve actual work related problems