hoshin

(redirected from jishu kanri)

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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At the level of workers, participation in decision-making consists of involvement in Quality Control Circles, Zero Defects movements, suggestion systems, jishu kanri meetings (McMillan 1981) and the like.
In jishu kanri work groups, a different worker is chosen to be leader every year or so (McMillan 1981).
Workers can exercise some influence (a) through their involvement in QCCs, Zero Defect movements, jishu kanri meetings (McMillan 1981), and the like, and (b) by orally suggesting ideas to their foreman, who can incorporate them into a ringisho.