Hoshin Kanri: Visual Strategic Planning 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 communication system between all levels of employees, keeping everyone focused on top priorities in the organization.
Hoshin Kanri provides a step-by-step strategic planning process, a deployment and review process for change and continuous improvement. It is a methodology that ties the vision and mission of an organization to the goals and team activities of those working in the organization. Organizations winning the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Award have predominately used Hoshin Kanri.
Students will become familiar with the PDCA model and how it builds the foundation for Hoshin Kanri. In order to deploy a strategic plan, students learn how to create a vision and mission statement and assign measures, benchmarks and targets to strategic objectives. Also, covered in the course are the mechanics for how to calculate a hoshin matrix and the action planning necessary to deploy the plan into the organization. This course contains downloadable Excel templates that students can use to begin their Hoshin Kanri plan. They also receive a workbook that recaps all the material found in the course including numerous examples of Hoshin Kanri matrices!
Managers interested in breakthrough innovations and continuous improvement.