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School of Lean

Hoshin Planning

Great strate­gies often fail because of poor exe­cu­tion. To avoid that fate, busi­ness lead­ers must focus not only on big pic­ture goal-set­ting but on facil­i­tat­ing an action plan that makes busi­ness objec­tives into reality.

Hoshin Plan­ning, also known as Hoshin Kan­ri or Pol­i­cy Deploy­ment, is a Lean man­age­ment method­ol­o­gy designed to con­nect strate­gic plan­ning with exe­cu­tion by engag­ing all lev­els of an orga­ni­za­tion and cre­at­ing a cul­ture around communication.

About Hoshin Planning 

In our hoshin plan­ning video cours­es, you’ll learn how to imple­ment strat­e­gy by align­ing dai­ly activ­i­ties with break­through goals. You will also learn to work with essen­tial lean tools such as A3 reports and x‑matrices.

What You’ll Learn in this Policy Deployment Training Course

Our hoshin plan­ning cours­es explain the role it plays in keep­ing an orga­ni­za­tion focused on the same high-lev­el goals. We’ll walk you through each of the 7 Steps in the Hoshin Plan­ning process that you can take to plan, devel­op, imple­ment, and con­tin­u­ous­ly build on to achieve success.

In this Hoshin Plan­ning train­ing course, you’ll:

  • Devel­op an under­stand­ing of the core prin­ci­ples of Hoshin Kan­ri and how this method­ol­o­gy is applied with­in both Lean and Kaizen practices.
  • Receive a roadmap for an effec­tive pol­i­cy deploy­ment strat­e­gy that con­nects high-lev­el goals with the actions and the resources need­ed for suc­cess­ful execution. 
  • Define break­through goals and annu­al objec­tives, and learn to devel­op teams around those tar­get objectives.
  • Learn to make impor­tant deci­sions using the catch­ball process for com­mu­ni­cat­ing objec­tives from the top down with cas­cad­ing two-way feed­back loops. 
  • Learn to prop­er­ly uti­lize A3s, Bal­anced Score­cards, and X‑Matrices to review progress toward key objec­tives and apply the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle to dri­ve improve­ments and take cor­rec­tive action as needed.
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Benefits of Gemba Academy’s Online Hoshin Planning Training Course

Done right, Hoshin sets the stage for con­tin­u­ous improve­ments in sev­er­al areas includ­ing, inno­va­tion, deliv­ery, qual­i­ty, and cost-sav­ings. This pol­i­cy deploy­ment train­ing course gives orga­ni­za­tions the tools they need to real­ize those ben­e­fits and con­tin­ue build­ing a Lean man­age­ment strat­e­gy from a sol­id foundation.

Gem­ba Academy’s online train­ing plat­form is designed to bring Lean and Six Sig­ma con­tin­u­ous improve­ment prin­ci­ples and prac­tices to orga­ni­za­tions in all sectors. 

Key ben­e­fits include:

  • On-demand learn­ing

    Learn at your own pace through short, inter­ac­tive video con­tent built to max­i­mize reten­tion. All videos range between 5 – 15 min­utes and make it easy for com­pa­nies to deploy con­sis­tent lead­er­ship train­ing that fits learn­ers’ busy sched­ules and won’t waste their time.

  • Prac­ti­cal Lessons You Can Put to Work

    Gem­ba Acad­e­my cours­es teach clients how to effec­tive­ly iden­ti­fy, under­stand, and solve prob­lems. We also pro­vide down­load­able report­ing tem­plates and check­lists that users can start imple­ment­ing immediately.

  • Root­ed in real-world knowledge

    Course mate­r­i­al is cre­at­ed by prac­ti­tion­ers for prac­ti­tion­ers, and offers action­able insights, down­load­able tem­plates, and prac­ti­cal exam­ples that help learn­ers apply new infor­ma­tion on the job.