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  • Using Measurement and Metrics in the Hoshin Planning Process

    Much has been written on the effectiveness of Hoshin Kanri (also known as Hoshin Planning or policy deployment), which is a method for ensuring that the strategic goals of a company drive progress and action at every level within that company, and the power of a shared strategic vision. This past...

    Tags: hoshin kanri, hoshin planning, Lisa Boisvert, policy deployment, Reflections on Hoshin Planning, strategic plan

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  • The ”Just Do It” Approach to Strategy Deployment Has Proven to “Just Not Work”

    Randy Kesterson recently published a book titled The Basics of Hoshin Kanri, and it explains the basic steps to a strategy deployment and execution approach that has proven to be highly effective by companies such as Toyota, Danaher, and 3M.The book includes interviews with many of the world&rs...

    Tags: business strategy, hoshin kanri, Jeffrey Liker, Lisa Boisvert, policy deployment, Randy Kesterson, strategy deployment, The Basics of Hoshin Kanri

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  • How Do We Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence?

    Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the full How to Create Leadership Pull for Operational Excellence whitepaper, available for free download from Flevy here. * * * * Several times a year, over the last decade, in multiple Operational Excellence (OpEx) focused co...

    Tags: Management & Leadership, Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing, & Sales, hoshin kanri, leadership, operational excellence

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  • How to Build a World Class Strategy Execution

    Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the full Integrated Strategy Execution (ISE) Executive Briefing report, available for free download from Flevy here. * * * * Is poor execution inevitable? The short answer is no, but let’s explore this further. A recent Harvard Busines...

    Tags: Operations & Supply Chain, Strategy, Marketing, & Sales, hoshin kanri, operational excellence, strategy execution

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  • Japan Gemba Visit: Toyota Memorial Hospital – Part 4: Set challenging goals & engage patients and staff in continuous improvement

    Continuous Improvement and the Toyota Way In an earlier post about my visit to Toyota Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Toyota City, Japan, last month, I [...] Original: http://kbjanderson.com/japan-gemba-visit-toyota-memorial-hospital-part-4-set-challenging-goals-engage-patients-and-staff-in-continu...

    Tags: Gemba/Site visit, Healthcare, Leadership, Lean, hoshin kanri, hospital, Japanese hospital, kaizen, Toyota, Toyota Memorial Hospital, TPS

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  • Indefinite Postponement

    Today’s post is inspired by the politically charged gobbledygook we call presidential primaries.   This battle of principles turned battle of wills reminds me that the role of the change agent can be as much theater as science.  But, at least in a public forum the positi...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, GBMP, hoshin kanri, kaizen, shigeo shingo, Toast Kaizen, toyota production system, true north, value stream mapping

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  • Profitless Part Proliferation

    I wrote a post a little more than five years ago about Variety Reduction Program (VRP), an amazing but little known product design optimization tool.  At the time I referred to VRP as an idea whose “time had not yet come.”  Last week, as I gave a short presentation on VRP, I...

    Tags: lean manufacturing, Old Lean Dude, GBMP, hoshin kanri, inventory, kaizen, poka-yoke, shigeo shingo, Toast Kaizen, toyota production system, TPS, true north, value stream mapping

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  • Goal Tree Chronicles – Goal Tree and Hoshin Kanri

    During the June 2016 Logical Thinking Process Alumni reunion with Bill Dettmer, I proposed the Goal Tree as a prerequisite or a sidekick to Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment). Here is the concept:   I have already posted an article about this on this blog: How Goal Tree can help Hoshi...

    Tags: Lean Management, Thinking Processes, Goal Tree, hoshin kanri, Logical Thinking Process, strategy deployment

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  • Is the Hoshin Kanri Forest More Effective than the Traditional Hoshin Kanri?

    Many companies involved in Lean initiatives know the effectiveness of Hoshin Kanri as a policy-deployment methodology. It ensures that an organization's clear strategic goals drive progress and action at every level within that company and it incentivizes proper behavior.Earlier this year, Javie...

    Tags: hoshin kanri, hoshin kanri planning, hoshin planning, Javier Villalba-Diez, kata, PDCA, policy deployment

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  • How to create leadership pull for your Operational Excellence

    Make your CEO the number one advocate of Operational Exclelence This Executive briefing describes how you can use Hoshin as a powerful tool to alter the perception of the value of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement programs of your executives. This paper also includes practical st...

    Tags: opex, operational excellence, continuous improvement, strategy execution, hoshin, hoshin kanri

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