Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri process and how to use it

4 min read Strategic Planning With Hoshin Kanri Today’s business world is constantly evolving and changing. To be successful, one must work towards exceeding a customer’s expectations, rather than just meet them. To do so, you need a strategic plan of action that allows everyone in the organization to conceptualize a clear vision. A plan that is forward-thinking and allows for continuous improvement at all levels, especially the organization’s vital business processes. This is no easy challenge. However, …

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Hoshin Planning: Seven Step Process

Seven step process with Hoshin

4 min read As discussed in the previous post, Hoshin planning (Hoshin Kanri) is a strategic planning process with built in review, improvement, and learning activities. The process is designed to take an organization from development to the completion of a specific objective through a collaborative effort of the entire organization. Like other Lean methods, Hoshin planning gives organizations another tool for continuous improvement and culture development. The overview of Hoshin discussed in the previous post was directed …

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