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Pivoting Just-In-Time with Hoshin Kanri at Toyota

Learn about the power of hoshin kanri, a systematic approach to defining a strategy and, more importantly, a management system that engages all people to…

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Achieve Your Deeper Goals Through Daily Work With Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin kanri is a living process of planning, testing ideas, adapting, and learning, says Jeff Liker, in which people work towards clear targets addressing the…

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Lean Roundup: Hoshin Kanri As a Strategic Force

Hoshin kanri can support and vitalize your strategic vision as well as bolster your ongoing work, writes Tom Ehrenfeld in this Lean Roundup.

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Why You Should Link Hoshin Kanri with A3 Problem-Solving

With A3 tightly linked to hoshin, an organization will not only solve problems but also will have the opportunity to innovate new ways of operating…

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Lean Roundup: Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri, described as "a management system that allows the organization to quickly and effectively adjust its priorities while engaging the team," has been the…

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How the Hoshin Kanri Process Coupled with Coaching Drives Lean Transformation, Part 2

Discover how a coach can help leaders execute a successful organizational transformation using the hoshin kanri process.

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Case Study

Ensuring Success of Hoshin Kanri – a Better Way to Plan and Execute Your Strategy

Logoplaste's global vice president of lean and strategy shares a few vital lessons, learned through experience, about a proven way to set and achieve your…

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What are the pitfalls of implementing hoshin kanri?

Dear Gemba Coach: I’ve heard of hoshin kanri, and I’d really like to try it in my company – what should I keep in mind?

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Lean Roundup: How Hoshin Kanri Creates a "Line of Sight"

Like anything that is essential to lean, one must understand how hoshin kanri works from the very detailed, elemental levels of the work of the…

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Could hoshin kanri be too bureaucratic for my small tech company?

Dear Gemba Coach: I get frustrated with being the only one seriously concerned with experimenting and learning new systems, so I implemented hoshin kanri to…

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How the Hoshin Kanri Process Coupled with Coaching Drives Lean Transformation, Part 1

A veteran coach shares a few intangible truths you'll need to know to execute an organizational transformation using hoshin kanri.

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Policy Deployment: aka Strategy Alignment, aka Hoshin Kanri (Appendix 2 to the Eletter “Lead from the Front, Lead from Behind”)

As a way of illustrating the most common misconception about hoshin kanri, namely, that it’s a top-down deployment process, LEI CEO John Shook explains in…

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I fail to see the difference between hoshin kanri and the strategic planning we used to do. What am I missing?

Dear Gemba Cocah: My boss has hired a consultant to take us through the Hoshin Kanri process. So far, I fail to see the difference…

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Lexicon Term

Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri (aka “policy deployment”) is a strategic framework for building sustained high performance and producing results through structured plan-do-check-act (PDCA) thinking. More specifically, it…

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Combining Hoshin Kanri and A3 Management

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3 Lessons Maersk Learned from Adopting Hoshin Kanri

Deploying hoshin kanri at Maersk was challenging, recounts Agne Nainyte, who shares the details of this work that helped the organization shift from firefighting to…

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How Hoshin Kanri Aligns Your Key Organizational Systems

To build the culture and develop the complementary systems that connect your company's strategic and operational plans, consider how they must work together, like the…

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Why Hoshin Kanri is a Better Approach to Planning and Execution

Effective hoshin kanri builds on traditional strategy deployment by including key questions that conventional models fail to include, argues Pascal Dennis in a second article…

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Webinar

Why You Should Link Your Hoshin Kanri and A3 Management Processes

An organization that integrates a robust long-term-oriented strategy deployment process with a daily management process achieves greater performance gains than an organization with only one…

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Hoshin Kanri Remotely: Aligning and Executing on Your Organizational Objectives

Join us for a live online course to sharpen your leadership skills and discover a proven method for successfully executing your strategy.

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