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.
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For the typical firm that lacks the internal capability to exploit pricing opportunities, the bare-minimum best responses from the position of weakness center on minimizing system downtime and scheduling maintenance on a coordinated basis, detailed planning policies like 'hoshin kanri,' which can pinpoint flashpoints when intervention is necessary.
To that end, McNulty's plant undertakes an annual "hoshin kanri" event, defined as a "comprehensive step-by-step planning process that takes a systems approach to change toward continuous improvement."
Conforme Kornfeld e Kara (2011) o Lean Manufacturing reconhece a ligacao entre a implantacao de politicas pela utilizacao do Hoshin Kanri (Jolayemi, 2008) e o desdobramento estrategico (Koenigsaecker, 2006).
An IHE methodology has been proposed for BSC implementation using Hoshin Kanri, a process-oriented approach (Asan and Tanyas 2007).
They provide an overview and introduction to the methodology, including how it fits into Lean and Six Sigma and its goals and benefits, history, and pillars, as well as types of maintenance and the role of equipment effectiveness; information on implementation, with discussion of introducing and institutionalizing total productive maintenance, preparatory and introductory stages, implementation of the pillars, using hoshin kanri (policy deployment) as a strategic decision-making tool, and organizational change management; and case studies of a hydraulic leak reduction, the reliability and performance of a pressure regulator, roller assembly redesign, and a sticky foil defect.
Dynamic capabilities: top executive audits and hoshin kanri at Nissan South Africa.
Since the 1960s, many companies have used Hoshin Kanri planning, which focuses on achieving a "vital annual stretch goal," an ambitious long-term target.
In keeping with their commitment to transcending excellence, ThedaCare has found it necessary to move beyond some of the cultural resistances health care has held toward other "imported" practices, such as hoshin kanri (a structured discipline focusing on strategy deployment), to fully embrace and adapt such advanced management concepts to ThedaCare's diverse health care settings.