Article

Continually Improving the Strategic Planning and Execution Process

Bill MacPherson, managing director of Mercer Celgar, a division of Mercer International, describes how adopting hoshin kanri catalyzes and ensures the achievement of breakthrough objectives.…

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Case Study

Breaking the Cycle of Ineffective Strategic Planning and Execution

Bill MacPherson, managing director of Mercer Celgar, a division of Mercer International, describes why hoshin kanri is a better approach to strategy development and execution.…

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Case Study

Meeting Strategic Objectives

Turner Construction uses hoshin kanri (strategy deployment) and A3 problem-solving to create a management system that ensures it achieves its strategic business objectives.

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Case Study

Addressing a Critical Problem in Strategic Planning and Execution

Logoplaste's global vice president of lean and strategy deployment describes the experience -- and benefits -- six months into its adoption of the hoshin kanri…

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Case Study

Becoming – and Developing -- More Effective Leaders

Bill MacPherson, managing director of Mercer Celgar, a division of Mercer International, shares how adopting hoshin kanri helps transform how leaders lead and develop their…

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Article

How the A3 Process Developed to Help Build Better Managers, Part Two

In this second of two articles, Isao Yoshino and John Shook explore how A3 emerged as powerful practice at Toyota for developing better managers.

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Hoshin at LEI: Connecting More Closely with Our Customer

Whether you’re deploying hoshin in a small nonprofit or a huge organization, the struggles are the same," writes LEI Senior Coach Mark Reich. "How do…

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Our hoshin plan failed. What do we do now?

Dear Gemba Coach: How do we deal with hoshin kanri when things don’t work out as planned?

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Book

Getting the Right Things Done

For companies to be competitive, leaders must engage people at all levels in order to focus their energy and enable them to apply lean principles…

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Webinar

Leveraging Strategy Deployment to Effectively Respond to the Unexpected

How Hoshin Kanri Builds Organizational Resilience.

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Just-in-Time Roundup: Great Lean Reads from Across the Web (Vol. 3)

LEI editors have gathered another five articles that either teach us something new about lean practice or show us where lean thinking is being applied…

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Video

How the A3 Came to Be Toyota’s Go-To Management Process for Knowledge Work (intro by John Shook)

A3 thinking is synonymous with Toyota. Yet many often wonder how exactly this happened. Even if we know A3 thinking was created at Toyota, how…

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Article

What I've Learned About Planning and Execution

By the time I founded the Lean Enterprise Institute in mid-1997, I had been thinking for years about how organizations prioritize and plan. And I…

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It Starts Within: The Lean Journey of CI&T

The lean transformation of Brazilian tech company CI&T was unique in that it began with an implementation of hoshin kanri. In this interview from the…

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Article

Make Broccoli (Or Lean) Taste Better Through Experiments

"Whether it’s eating healthy, saving for retirement, or pursuing Lean, we are all biased towards maximizing the here and now as opposed to working towards…

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Webinar

The Post-COVID-19 Reboot: Safe, Smart Steps for Restarting Production

GE Appliances and Herman Miller share lessons learned on opening manufacturing operations during the Covid-19 crisis. They share how their companies with deep lean experience have responded…

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Article

Form A Bold Strategy for Uncertain Times

Jeff Liker shares a competing values model to help you assess your strategy and focus your operational practices on flawless execution of this path.

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Managing to Connect the Macro with the Micro

LEI Chairman and CEO John Shook explains management PDCA: improving the way we align people with process to achieve purpose, connecting macro level business objectives…

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How effective is a book club?

Dear Gemba Coach: How effective is a book club? Should we invest in book clubs?

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Flaatnes Elektro-Mek Reveals How Double Loop Learning Supports Lean Thinking and Practice

Every experience is a learning experience. However, we tend to only experience single-loop learning where we reaffirm what we already think is true. Lean gives…

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