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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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.
QCCs and autonomous control (jishu kanri) groups are small work groups that engage in problem-solving discussions and activities in the pursuit of improved quality.
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.