Hoshin Planning, Lean & Six Sigma
Available from Center for Individual & Organizational Effectiveness
We work with clients using operational excellence and effectiveness tools:
1. Hoshin Planning - procoess of consensus building strategic or project planning
2. Lean - concepts include streamlining processes and eliminating waste, can be used in a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, energy and many others
3. Six Sigma - used to control a process and for identifying and preventing defects or deviations from acceptable standards
Hoshin Planning is used for is a method for processing a wide variety of factual and perceptual data through a diverse set of perspectives and judgments to reach a conclusion that is well supported by everyone involved and is easily explainable to those who did not participate in that particular session. It also helps resolve conflicts by focusing on achieving a common desired future/goal and allowing for open communications.
Hoshin Planning tools can be used in a strategic planning process and can also be used in project planning and redirection. Hoshin Planning identifies one or more key areas to be addressed for breakthrough improvement AND it simultaneously helps a group develop a common understanding that points out “low hanging fruit” opportunities as well. Hoshin Planning usually takes two 8 hour sessions. There is pre-reading for the participants and there can be a modest amount of work between sessions.