GA 218 | How to Harness the Power of A3 Thinking with Captain Brad Brown

GA 218 | How to Harness the Power of A3 Thinking with Captain Brad Brown

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 218 | How to Harness the Power of A3 Thinking with Captain Brad Brown

This week we’re sharing the audio of a presentation given by Captain Brad Brown at the 2017 Lean Municipal Government Forum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brad shared how the fire department’s use of A3 thinking has yielded real, powerful results. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About A3 Thinking (1:51)
  • Outcomes vs inputs (4:17)
  • What an A3 is (5:50)
  • The most common use for A3 Thinking (8:00)
  • Why the mindset is what matters (11:11)
  • The different A3 formats (13:17)
  • Inventory management using solo cups (14:07)
  • The fire department’s system (14:53)
  • Do’s and don’ts (18:20)
  • PDCA and A3 Thinking (21:32)
  • Managing using the A3 (22:33)
  • Questions not to ask (24:59)
  • The emotional impact of data analysis (30:32)
  • The team’s mindset (31:42)

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Have you used/do you use A3 Thinking? Describe your experience(s).

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: June 7, 2018, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
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- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
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