Steve  Hoeft Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Steve Hoeft

Performance Improvement Systems-builder and Coach

Lean Master, Sensei, Coach, Author and Instructor. Studied under sensei at Delta Kogyo (Mazda) and Johnson Controls (Toyota, including Hajime Ohba). Experience successfully applying Lean/TPS principles to many different industries. Call me for a free Gemba walk with your top leadership team.


Steve is a practitioner, teacher, and thought leader in applying Toyota Production System (aka, Lean) principles to unique processes such as healthcare systems, government/cross-functional, new product development, supply chains, end-to-end business processes, procurement and manufacturing.  Steve has been called into the board rooms of dozens of our nation’s largest health systems to integrate effective continuous improvement efforts into their overall strategic plans.  He is an expert in system-wide Hoshin Kanri (goal alignment). Steve’s strength is in moving leaders to build the Lean Management Systems necessary to sustain and spread improvements.  He is also a specialist in organizational change.

Steve was the developer and principal instructor for key courses in University of Michigan’s Lean Healthcare, New Product Development and Manufacturing Certificate programs. He taught at the University of Texas' Engineering School (CLEE), and now privately.  Steve’s book Stories From My Sensei won a 2011 Shingo Prize-Research and Professional Publication Award.



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 Featured Title - Stories From My Sensei Two Decades of Lessons Learned - 1st Edition book cover


New Book! The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare

By: Steve Hoeft

Steve and Dr. Pryor's book is available now!  Some great reviews are available online.  This book is important for healthcare leaders and staff who want high engagement and results! 


Hoeft-Must Cut Inventory in Half!

Published: Jul 10, 2014

Steve Hoeft telling another story from his book Stories From My Sensei.

Hoeft - Where is Factory?

Published: Jul 10, 2014

Steve Hoeft, Shingo-prize winning author, telling one of his "stories" in a Lean seminar