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456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri is a strategic management system where the strategy is passed down through the organization. This strategy is implemented across all areas; it is lined to functional or tactical activities and improvements.

When this policy is implemented, it has many benefits for a company, including that it enables a company to:

• keep track of overall performance
• facilitate continuous improvement
• collect data in a way that can be easily analyzed and reviewed
• use structured problem solving
• integrate concepts of systems thinking with engineering and management

The end result of Hoshin Kanri is that the goals of every department are aligned with the overall company goals and mission.