Today, I am going to talk about a management strategy that’s been gaining popularity in recent years: Hoshin Kanri.
Hoshin Kanri and Policy Deployment
Hoshin Kanri, also known as Policy Deployment, is a strategic planning method that originated in Japan.
It’s a system that aligns an organization’s long-term goals with its day-to-day activities and helps to ensure that everyone is working towards the same objectives.
The process starts by defining the company’s mission and long-term vision. This is then broken down into specific, measurable goals and objectives for each level of the organization. From there, a plan is developed to achieve these objectives and it’s communicated to everyone in the company.
The Benefits of Policy Deployment
One of the key benefits of Hoshin Kanri is that it helps to eliminate waste and duplication of effort. By having everyone working towards the same objectives, the company is able to focus its resources and efforts on what’s most important. This leads to greater efficiency and improved results.
Another key aspect of Hoshin Kanri is continuous improvement. The process is designed to be flexible and adaptable, so that as the company evolves, the objectives and plans can be updated to reflect changes. This helps to ensure that the company is always moving forward and making progress towards its long-term vision.
So there you have it, a brief overview of Hoshin Kanri. It’s a powerful tool for companies looking to align their resources and focus their efforts on what’s most important. If you’re interested in learning more about this method, be sure to check out our additional resources in the description below.