Hoshin Kanri: Visual Strategic Planning

Learn how to use this powerful planning tool to ensure that the entire organization is working towards key objectives.

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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!

  • Learning Objectives
    • Understand the basic definition, principles and benefits of Hoshin Kanri
    • Comprehend the many ways to collect organizational data
    • Identify the difference between a target and a mean
    • Calculate a Hoshin Kanri matrix
    • Recognize where specific data goes in a Hoshin Kanri matrix
    • Understand deployment planning and the annual planning cycle
    • Know how to create and apply Quality Tables to ensure action
    • Understand the leadership skills needed in a Hoshin environment
    • Know when to use a tree diagrams, affinity diagrams and cause and effect diagrams during a Hoshin process
  • Who Should Attend

    Managers interested in breakthrough innovations and continuous improvement.

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    Course Data

    • CEU Hours: 0.3
    • ASQ RU: 0.3
    • Provider: LearnFirm
    • Course ID: HK01LF
    • Course Length: 3 hours
    • You have 90 days to access this course.
    • Cancellation Policy

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