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What is Policy Deployment and How To Reach True North

December 29, 2021

Policy deployment, known in Lean circles as Hoshin Kanri or Strategy Deployment, is a technique for ensuring that an organization's...

The Benefits of Using an X-Matrix for Strategy Deployment

March 4, 2021

Hoshin Kanri, sometimes called "strategy deployment", is an approach that helps companies achieve breakthrough goals over a three to...

The 7 Steps of Hoshin Kanri Planning

October 22, 2020

The process you use to develop your strategic plan is as important as the plan itself. That’s why many organizations turn to the Hoshin...

How to Navigate the Hoshin Kanri Planning Process

June 20, 2019

One of the most important and challenging responsibilities of leaders is setting the strategic direction of the organization and steering...

Synchronize Strategy, Tactics, and Operations with Hoshin Kanri

April 24, 2019

Hoshin Kanri is a strategic planning approach that is often used to improve organizations. Although it is not as commonly used as some...

How Hoshin Planning Aligns with PDSA

April 19, 2019

We get a lot of questions from leaders about which continuous improvement tools and techniques they should use. Is DMAIC better than PDSA?...

Why Some Hoshin Kanri Implementations Go Wrong

April 11, 2019

Hoshin Kanri is a strategy deployment approach that is popular with organizations using the Lean or Six Sigma business methodology and...

Common Questions About the Hoshin Kanri X-Matrix

January 23, 2019

Strategy deployment is arguably the most crucial responsibility of business executives. Setting the direction for the organization and...

Hoshin Planning 101

January 23, 2019

Maneuvering an organization toward its long-term strategic goals while managing day-to-day improvements and curtailing business processes...