It is time for taking action!
Once the waste is determined, and countermeasures are planned, you must:
✦ Correct the root cause and remedy the problem.
✦ Keep your eye on the goals and targets that were set.
Once actions are taken, you have to monitor the results. Were the efforts successful?
Then what’s next?
✦ If goals were met and wastes reduced or erased, then success should be communicated.
✦ If you fell short of the mark, what and where did it go wrong? You then should analyze the whole process and go back to the goal-setting stage.
✦ It is necessary to determine what additional corrective action is necessary and map alternative measures.
Here is a short video to help summarize the A3 problem-solving method.
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Reference: Lean QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide To Lean (QuickStart Guides™ - Business) by Benjamin Sweeney. ClydeBank Media LLC, 2015.