"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

Albert Einstein

Introduction to Hoshin Kanri
2 Day Workshop - 16 Participants

Management's top priorities are planning and ensuring that everyone is working on the organization’s key business objectives.  Hoshin Kanri is a tool that helps management successfully realize these top priorities.  This methodology is one of the most powerful planning tools available to organizations today, allowing for breakthrough innovations and continuous improvement. It provides a method for creating a comprehensive deployment strategy between all levels of employees, keeping everyone focused on top priorities in the organization.

This course contains prepares learners to apply Hoshin Kanri methodology in their own organization. Excel templates that can be used to begin a Hoshin Kanri plan.  Students also receive a student workbook recapping all of the information found in the course and numerous examples of types of Hoshin Kanri matrices.  Upon completion of the course exam, students also receive a course certificate. Students are encouraged to work on live examples that can be applied back into the workplace.

Learning Objectives

- Define Hoshin Kanri

- Understand the foundation behind Hoshin Kanri

- Identify the critical elements in Hoshin Kanri

- Characterize a breakthrough strategy

- Relate how Deming’s PDCA (plan, do, check and act) model supports the Hoshin Kanri process

- Compare and identify vision and mission statements

- Identify the different steps in a Hoshin Kanri process

- Apply Hoshin Kanri methodology to a real time opportunity within the learner's organization

- Calculate a Hoshin Kanri matrix

- Define a successful Hoshin Kanri deployment

- Evaluate a scenario to determine which quality tool would support the situation

Target Audience

Executive Management


Team Leaders

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The Hoshin Kanri Process
Robust methodology for implementing change...

Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri is a step-by-step strategic planning process. The literal translation of Hoshin Kanri can have several American meanings. "Ho" meaning method or form and "shin" meaning shining needle or compass. Kanri means management or control; a methodology for strategic direction setting.

Hoshin Kanri provides an elegant method for creating a comprehensive communication system between all levels of employees, keeping everyone focused on meeting organizational goals.

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Just in Time Training
Work on real issues with content as need it...

Hoshin Kanri Strategic Planning

Work on real time challenges during a facilitated "just-in-time" training session. We believe that the best way to really learn something is to apply it immediately to issues that affect your business.

Team members prepare for group sessions with on-line web based training prior to the live session. Blended learning methodologies are employed to enhance learning and maximize efficiency.

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Organization Development
Change is the only constant in organizational growth...

Strategic Planning and Change Management

Working with executive management teams, we facilitate the groups understanding of the competition, the current environment, and what it will take to become a top performing organization. 

Customized sessions on visioning, missioning, and planning are designed to create a solid road map with tactics that can then be transferred into team charters and communicated throughout the organization.

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We offer workshops in all content areas related to organization development and strategic planning.

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