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posted 24 February 2001 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dawn   Click Here to Email Dawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking for information on Hoshin planning. This is a Toyota requirement. Has anyone heard of it?


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posted 26 February 2001 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Goodson   Click Here to Email Rick Goodson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoshin Planning is one of the titles commonly used in the Western world to describe Hoshin Kanri. This is a system of planning and deployment which evolved in Japan from Management by Objectives (MBO) and now used around the world by many companies.

Hoshin Kanri involves every part of an organization: first in selecting and defining a small number of key corporate goals; and then in contributing to the accomplishment of these. It is one of the pillars of Total Quality Control as practised in Japan, and similar approaches have been developed by a number of the Western companies which are pioneers in the field of quality management. In a sense, it is a form of Strategic Plannning as we know it. Here is a couple of websites that may be helpful:

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posted 27 February 2001 11:23 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FYI, there is a primer on Hoshin Planning available in the 'Visitors Lounge' on my website. To obtain the complete text, go to:

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