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Michael Hoseus

Michael Hoseus

Executive Director, Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO)
mike.hoseus@gmail.com

Michael Hoseus, a co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book Toyota Culture, developed his TPS skills at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky where he worked at the General Manager level in both Production and Human Resources being mentored by his Japanese sensei. His Toyota process experience includes production, engineering, maintenance, safety, personnel, employee relations, benefits/payroll and training and development. He learned first-hand how Toyota’s success hinges on integrating their production and human systems to create the Toyota Way. Mike is the Executive Director of the Center for Quality People and Organizations and President of Lean Culture Enterprises. He supports organizations in their lean journey, focusing on leadership and cultural aspects of the lean transformation. He is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing.

Articles by Michael Hoseus
Mike Hoseus on Hoshin Kanri
Michael Hoseus, LEI faculty member and co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book Toyota Culture, gives examples in this presentation clip of the differences between hoshin kanri (strategy deployment) and traditional business planning approaches such as management by objectives. Read a whitepaper on strategy deployment and watch a clip from a DVD.     More »
Books by Michael Hoseus
Toyota Culture Toyota Culture
Toyota Culture examines the “human systems” that Toyota has put in place to instill its founding principles of trust, mutual prosperity, and excellence in its plants, dealerships, and offices around the world. More »
Workshops Taught by Michael Hoseus
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture: Connecting the “Product” and the “People” Value Streams Process-improvement tools are important, but their ultimate effectiveness depends on the ability to develop the underlying culture of problem solving to support continuous growth and improvement. This workshop explores the foundations of Toyota’s unique culture and helps you develop an action plan to support the transition from conventional to lean culture. More »
Key Concepts of Lean Designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Enterprise. More »
Online Webcast: Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture: Connecting the “Product” and the “People” Value Process-improvement tools are important, but their ultimate effectiveness depends on the ability to develop the underlying culture of problem solving to support continuous growth and improvement. This webcast explores the foundations of Toyota’s unique culture, and the role leaders play in supporting the transition from conventional to lean culture. More »