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Implementing Hoshin Kanri
How to Manage Strategy Through Policy Deployment and Continuous Improvement




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ISBN 9781032048253
November 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
168 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the implementation of Hoshin Kanri. It is a response to most books on strategic planning (including Hoshin Kanri) that tend to downplay the implementation and only describe the implemented planning process and are often accompanied with a focus on analytical tools. The power of this book originates from a project in which a team of five professionals over a period of three years implemented Hoshin Kanri in 14 companies including results drawn from 130 workshops with leadership teams. The project team subsequently ran several accelerators inside large and small companies as well as public institutions. All these experiences together form the implementation focus of the book. Moreover, the organization of the book mirrors the message of its scientific thinking, which is also the basic principle of Hoshin Kanri: • Chapter 1 focuses on the basic analysis – Is Hoshin Kanri something for your organization? • Chapter 2 addresses the ambition -- What is the vision for strategy work in your organization? • Chapter 3 presents the conditions needed for effective strategic work. • Chapter 4 discusses the choice of implementation strategy and your role as change agent. • Chapter 5 describes how Hoshin Kanri works when implemented. • Chapter 6 address coaching/mentoring and the Kata philosophy. • Chapter 7 presents important analytical tools. • The appendix describes the journey made by medium-sized construction companies. Essentially, this book describes in a concrete and structured way how you -- the change agent -- can use Hoshin Kanri your organization to tackle large and complex challenges.

Table of Contents

Table of contents

About the authors

Introduction

1 WHY WORK WITH STRATEGY ACCORDING TO HOSHIN KANRI?

2 HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE A HOSHIN KANRI ORGANIZATION?

2.1 The visionary target condition for Hoshin Kanri

2.2 A scientific approach

3 ARE YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION READY?

3.1 Why, why, why, why, why?

3.2 Readiness analysis

3.3 Existing strategy work

4 STRATEGY FOR INTRODUCING HOSHIN KANRI

4.1 Classifying organizations based on desire and capacity

4.2 Challenge-based change strategy

4.3 How does the change agent bring about change?

5 HOSHIN IN HOSHIN KANRI

5.1 Organizing the introduction

5.2 Developing and gaining acceptance for the target condition

5.3. The task of the owners: deciding the direction

5.4 The task of management: identifying the organization’s challenges

5.5 From major challenges to this year’s planning – "catchball"

5.6 Nemawashi

5.7 When, where and how?

6 KANRI IN HOSHIN KANRI

6.1 The meaning of follow up

6.2 Catchball

6.3 Coaching leadership according to the Kata philosophy

6.4 Encouraging learning and development by experimenting

6.5 Alternatives to Hoshin Kanri according to the Toyota model

7 EXTENDED DISCUSSION AND ANALYTICAL TOOLS

7.1 Current condition

7.2 Vision and direction

7.3 PDCA and the scientific systematic approach

7.4 How did it go? Follow-up and evaluation

7.5 Communicating PDCA

7.6 Systematic root cause analysis

7.7 Information, transparency and visualization

8 Some concluding remarks

Appendices

Appendix 1. The Lindbäcks Group

Appendix 2. Worksheet for readiness analysis

Appendix 3. Worksheet for PDCA analysis

References and further readings

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Author Anders Melander is an associate professor in business administration at Jönköping International Business School. Anders researches and teaches strategic change, business development and strategy work. He has extensive experience in business development and action-based research, especially in collaboration with small and medium-sized companies. Contributors David Andersson has worked with strategic development for two decades in the role of leader and consultant, both professionally and as a volunteer. His focus is on creating an ability to change. Over the past five years, David has worked together with researchers at Jönköping University on developing effective methods for strategic development processes. Fredrik Elgh is a professor of product development at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University. Fredrik has held various management positions in the area of education and research for more than a decade. He has a great deal of experience of research and development work in close collaboration with the industry, and he has worked actively with Hoshin Kanri for five years. Fredrik Fjellstedt has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics with a focus on strategy and leadership. Fredrik has over ten years of experience with regard to lean thinking, leadership development and Hoshin Kanri at Toyota. He is the first person outside of Japan to become a Master Trainer in Toyota’s eight-stage problem-solving method, and he has coached over 1,500 leaders. Today, Fredrik works as a consultant with a focus on Hoshin Kanri. Malin Löfving has a PhD in production strategy and works as a project manager at Träcentrum Nässjö Kompetensutveckling AB. Malin has previously researched manufacturing strategies and taught at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University.