3P Kaizen (Manufacturing)


3P is a rapid and highly iterative tool within Lean Six Sigma which allows us to prototype equipment layouts (cells or entire plants), tooling, fixturing, and even software portals, and computer screens.  Teams work through the following process:

– ID task
– Create keywords
– Find examples (outside of the current application)
– Create sketches of the solution
– Rank and prioritize using a Pugh matrix (or similar tool)
– Trystorm

Think like a (12) year old building a treehouse

No money, no fancy materials, lots of energy, tons of creativity, and no patience

– 20% plan
– 40% do
– 40% re-do

3P is expressive of the phrase “Fail fast, fail cheap, fail often, and fail forward” so that the solution that is generated is a 5th or 6th generation idea and in 3D if applicable.

This is one of TGG’s most requested services and we’ve refined our approach and execution of this powerful tool across numerous applications in many different industries.


2 days SCO
5 days RUN
1 day Evaluate

Typical Outcomes:

  • (7) Unique future state models
  • Refinement of the essential (minimal) fields that are necessary
  • Goal is typically to spend 1/4 of what capital was intended for the project while achieving 4X productivity gains over the existing system


Define your Problem Statement.

The first step towards breaking your organizational log jams is identifying and verbalizing the challenge you're facing. What are you trying to solve? This simple Problem Statement exercise can have profound implications for your team. It helps you define the issue and gives TGG some sense of where the soft spots could be in your Order to Cash process. We invite you to take a few moments to fill out this form. A TGG consultant will contact you shortly to discuss your Problem Statement and provide some insight on how we may be able to help.

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