AME event: 8-step problem solving—Toyota business practices
Seminar: May 10-12, 2011; Vance, AL
Attendees will discuss how problem solving fits into standardization and Lean and then learn how to implement the 8 Step Problem Solving process that follows the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) management system. They will also learn the “lean approach” to report writing using the A3 writing technique.
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