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Strategy Development—Flawless Execution

Is your organization interested in a method for ensuring the company strategy gets executed flawlessly across the entire organization? Are you looking to shorten the communication cycles and creating a more fluid way of information sharing? Interested in an agile planning process that needs to sustain a long-term focus, while allowing for easy adjustments? If so, you may be ready for Hoshin Kanri (HK).

Hoshin Kanri—A Strategic Approach to Continuous Improvement

The HK methodology employs a structured planning and deployment cycle during which goals are determined, plans to achieve the goals are established and measurements are created to ensure progress toward these goals. It ensures these goals drive progress and action at every level within the organization by eliminating the waste that originates from inconsistent direction
and poor communication. HK strives to get every employee pulling in the same direction, at the same time. It achieves this by aligning the goals of the company with the plans of middle management and the work performed
by all employees.

The initial steps of HK planning are similar to other strategic planning processes. Management teams gather data on current performance and identify current and future customers and their needs. A SWOT analysis is conducted, assessing four important aspects of the business. The mission and vision is refined, ensuring KPIs are still relevant.

HK then departs from other standard planning processes in multiple ways: the degree of focus, the involvement of all levels of the organization, the use of planning and process improvement tools and the rigor of the reviews. HK recognizes and values the concept of true north as well as the importance of the communication and transparency of the direction.

Implement Hoshin Kanri At All Levels of the Organization

Our two day, on-site coaching sessions take you through multiple activities that
will guide you through the process of creating true north concepts and tying
those to short-term and long-term goals through improvement planning at all
levels of the organization. You will understand and have the skills needed to
implement HK at all levels of the organization.
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Upon completion of our on-site coaching, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and key concepts of Hoshin Kanri
  • Define the Hoshin key process, tools and elements
  • Understand the step-by-step approach to planning, implementation and review processes for managing change
  • Gain practical knowledge and skills in application of Hoshin Kanri process, tools and strategy

Why NC State IES?

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