Hosted in partnership with Oakland University, this event is part of the
LEI Lean Transformation Community-Building and Workshop Series.
Discover and begin implementing a systematic approach to improve your organization’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives by integrating three powerful lean practices — hoshin kanri with A3 and daily management practices.
Research shows that leaders struggle more with executing strategy than with developing it. In this workshop, you will discover how to link your hoshin (strategic plan) to the A3 management and problem-solving process and daily management practices to ensure everyone stays focused on executing their part of the organization’s plan. When effectively used, A3 and daily management practices help overcome strategy execution problems while developing the capabilities of everyone involved, from the executive suite to the front line.
You’ll learn how to link hoshin objectives to three types of A3s — strategy, proposal, and problem-solving — to ensure plans get executed. And you’ll discover how to link the A3s with a daily management system that ensures daily frontline problem-solving stays focused on consistently hitting daily performance goals (KPIs) that contribute to achieving the organizational objectives.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to implement this framework and process for executing strategy by aligning and engaging teams at all levels of the organization — including those operating remotely — to improve strategy execution and set the stage for achieving long-term competitiveness.
Who Will Benefit?
- Organizational leaders and lean practitioners in any industry
- Leaders, executives, and managers in any industry involved with strategy development who want to overcome obstacles that keep their organization from achieving their strategic objectives.
- Leaders and managers across the enterprise, such as operations, supply chain, purchasing, logistics, delivery, service, marketing, and sales professionals
- Continuous improvement professionals helping organizations adopt lean thinking and practices
What Will I Learn?
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Execute your hoshin strategy more effectively by creating a system that links its objectives to the appropriate strategy, proposal, or problem-solving A3 process and daily management.
- Understand the roles and when to use each of the three types of A3 processes.
- Use daily management processes to engage people at all levels in work improvements that help the organization achieve its hoshin objectives.
- Set strategic metrics for your hoshin (strategy) and link them to key process indicators (KPIs) to guide daily management, ensuring that the goals encourage daily problem-solving that helps execute the strategy.
- Establish PDCA improvement cycles and good problem-solving practices that enhance your teams’ ability to remove obstacles that keep them from achieving their KPIs.
- Understand the relationship between hoshin kanri and A3 and daily management practices, including the components necessary to ensure the success of long- and short-term planning.
- Begin to establish a structure for consistently applying the A3 and daily management processes toward executing your hoshin (strategy).
Learn more or get a head start learning about hoshin kanri. This ebook shares Logoplaste’s experience in adopting the approach to improve their strategic planning and execution.
Are There Prerequisites?
Although this class requires no prerequisites, it would be helpful for you to be familiar with hoshin kanri fundamentals.
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