The 7 Steps to Hoshin Kanri

Gemba Academy recently added their 211th video to their constantly growing online and DVD based Lean Training System.

This newest course is focused on Hoshin Planning, commonly referred to as Hoshin Kanri or Policy Deployment.  During this course students also learn how to use the simple, but very powerful A3 document.

The first video, of this 11 video course, shown below introduces the Hoshin topic while also explaining the 7 steps to Hoshin Planning covered in detail later in the course.

Here is a PDF Summary Document for this first module that you can print out and read at your convenience.

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3 Comments

  1. Steven Bonacorsi

    November 3, 2011 - 8:58 am

    Successful Strategy Execution: How to Align Hoshin Planning with Lean Six Sigma http://tiny.cc/jetlt

    This FREE webinar will be on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
    Presenter: Neil Sutcliffe, Non-Executive Chairman at i-nexus

    * of organizations fail to execute on their strategies – don’t be one of them!

    The concept of Hoshin Planning (sometimes known as policy deployment or goal deployment) is a popular methodology which addresses this issue. In theory the true benefits of Hoshin Planning are realized when the business objectives are successfully linked and aligned to actions and initiatives, such as Lean Six Sigma. In practice, however, few organizations have been able to realize this potential and integrate these processes successfully, and most that try have found that it quickly degenerates into a form of spreadsheet madness.

    Neil shares nearly two decades of practical experience on what it takes to make sure that your operational excellence program is closely aligned with your overall business goals:
    * Hear more about Hoshin Planning and gain insight into the critical factors necessary for successful deployment

    * Understand the common reasons why organizations that try to link their policy deployment process (Hoshin Planning) with Lean Six Sigma fail to make it work

    – Learn practical steps you can take to make sure that your organization is one of the few to deliver the breakthrough results that better execution can achieve

  2. Glenda Williams

    December 27, 2011 - 10:49 am

    We are setting off on our first Hoshin Kanri planning process and your course has been very useful! Thank you!

    • Ron Pereira

      December 27, 2011 - 10:50 am

      Hi Glenda, thanks for the kind words and comment. I’m glad you’re finding value in the course. All the best in 2012!