hoshin

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hoshin

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hoshin kanri

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jishu kanri

a Japanese term referring to the setting of strategic direction for planning and communicating QUALITY and PRODUCTIVITY goals, the purpose being to communicate common objectives and to gain commitment for these throughout the organization. The term ‘hoshin’ is used to describe the breakthoughs of goals that are required to be achieved to meet an overall plan. See BUSINESS STRATEGY.