The A3 method is about creating structure, communication, and learning in improvement work and it is suitable for all types of improvement work. The method’s name comes from the paper size called A3, because one A3 sheet should be sufficient to give a complete description of the work for an improvement task. The A3 method helps to ensure that all four phases of the problem-solving method PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) are successfully carried out.
To start using this method successfully you can benefit from experienced help. Part Development can support you in your work with the A3 method and in enabling it to become a natural part of your improvement work. It is a way to establish the necessary conditions for future improvement work so that you can solve the right problems in the right way and generate learning.