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Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise: Developing Competitive Capabilities and Managing Profit PAP/CDR Edition
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This review compares this to several other ones (as best I could), plus for consistency of philosophy with other lean/operational excellence concepts. Most lean texts I've read barely mention Hoshin, if at all. Even when they do, then do so poorly or with too little detail to help you other than to make you aware that it exists.
This book helps fill a huge gaping void in the understanding and implementation of the lean enterprise.
+A clear linkage to Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycles at different levels... at last! Cascading PDCA is critical to success.
+Excellent examples of the x-matrix and various styles of A3 report
+A Shingo Prize winning text, and it has definitely earned this honor!
+Goes well above expectation, digging deeper into "DNA" teaming elements/systems that creates deeper understanding of "why" we do hoshin, not just "how"
+Sets clear roles for who should do what, when, and of course why and how
+Superb examples of A3 reports of all different sorts
+Generally well written and interesting despite a potentially dry subject... other books I have on this topic are boring and a fight to read, this was not in the least!Read more ›
One of the things I most appreciate about this book is how it integrates hoshin kanri with the Plan-Do-Check-Act process. This of course is the intent of hoshin kanri, but the linkage was never presented so clearly.
I have read a number of books on Hoshin Kanri methods but this is the best I have seen, it's not spray on policy deployment, this is the real stuff and demonstrates how these methods should be used.
There are so many companies (some blue chip) using Hoshin Kanri who are quite oblivious of their ineptitude when using these methods, and frankly they are more dangerous, they obviously need this book to learn how to do it properly.
The material in the CDrom back-up the text very well so there is no excuse, you can start straight away.
I am now using this with my company and recommend it to others.
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I received it over a week after I purchased it. I would like to know if this is the latest edition, since it is seven years oldPublished on July 12, 2013 by Margarita Flores