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A3 Dojo: Share and Discuss A3s with Other Lean Thinkers
Welcome to this shared space for A3 thinking, which we¹ve designed to be a resource for lean practitioners to ask and discuss A3 questions, share common problems, and work together on ongoing challenges. This area builds on a conversation about lean management that was launched by John Shook's book Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor, and Lead.
Below you will find a "wall" where you can post your A3s, ask questions, coach others and be coached yourself. You can also read an ongoing A3 column, written by experienced senseis, that teaches problem-solving and lean management, shares useful resources, and sparks new debate for the Dojo.
Please keep in mind that everything that you post on this site will be viewable to the public! We welcome your input, but caution you about revealing sensitive information.
|Subject: Extruder 27 A3|
|Message: Here is a current project with Scrap Reduction on one of our Company's extrusion lines. The goal of the project was to reduce the overall scrap on that particular line to 6%. This is the first A3 I have done since the A3 class at the Lean Summit in Dallas.|
|Posted 3/25/2011 2:20 PM by Donald Ketzenberg send a private message to this person|
|Comments (5) view all|
Message: Assuming the print setup is your point of concern, establishing a standard setup procedure will certainly help. I would also suggest applying some of the SMED principles, particularly the focus on settings. Everything should try to be a setting and not an adjustment. By establishing settings for each adjustment point - the results are faster changes, more consistent quality, and a lower learning curve for the procedure.
Posted 3/30/2011 11:58 AM by Paul Johnson send a private message to this person
Message: Is the lack of proper training a system wide promblem? How is training done on the outher extruders in the plant. Do you use a standardized training method like TWI? TWI is training within industry- see twi.org for more info
Posted 3/30/2011 1:31 PM by James Anelle send a private message to this person
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