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.
The organization worked diligently to effect a CPI culture, align actions with strategic goals--a process known as Hoshin Kanri--and ensure workforce development and training, he said.
"HoshinXaAaAo is a powerful solution which supports Hoshin planning and is an all-in-one strategy deployment platform designed to have a positive impact on business.
Hoshin Gupta, a hydrology scientist at The University of Arizona (UA), was inducted as Regents' Professors in January.
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).
Una vez hecho esto, se deben establecer estrategias, mismas que se deben alinear con las acciones de la empresa, usando el despliegue en cascada (Hoshin Kanri), que midan el desempeno a traves de indicadores, empleando el concepto de Balanced Scorecard, para cuantificar el cumplimiento de metas y objetivos.
At the time, the team was working to develop its "hoshin", a Japanese term defined as "shining needle pointing direction", which indicates a compass needle that always points to the globe's magnetic true North.
At TBM, Keith works with senior executives at client companies helping them to successfully execute their strategic objectives through the use of Strategy Deployment (Hoshin Kann) and ensures that their continuous improvement initiatives are clearly aligned to strategic initiatives and key performance measures.
These tools are: (1) A newly developed family business governance indicator -based on the structure, although not the contents- of the Japanese Deming Price; the indicator serves as a monitoring mechanism, as a checklist of governance keypoints, and as a roadmap and benchmark to better governance; (2) Hoshin management, with a well-tested methodology; hoshin management aims at short-term planning focusing on a few objectives, called hoshin (2a), to overcome key problems in the context of a long-term plan; and (3) A system of effective meetings, based on the experience of a leading Japanese shipyard; the system organizes the hoshin planning process and strengthens company governance.