Is your company's lean deployment generating the results you need?
Do you have a problem sustaining the gains of your improvement activities?
Are improvement events in your business logically linked together, or are they seemingly random, disjointed events?
These and other common business improvement problems are solved through Policy Deployment. Policy Deployment, also known as Hoshin Planning, or hoshin kanri, is a critical element of lean deployment. It helps to align the organization around a common business strategy. It helps to ensure that all activities in a business are aligned to produce desired results. When Policy Deployment is properly used, everyone in the business understands what they are doing, why, and how their work supports organizational goals.
Lean business leaders understand that, to get the most leverage out of their lean deployments, everyone in the business must participate. But how does a leader create autonomy and self-direction while still making sure that people are working on the right things? The answer is Policy Deployment.
Unfortunately, Policy Deployment can be a complicated and labor-intensive activity. The instructor for this workshop, Larry Rubrich of WCM Associates, has recently developed a simple, robust approach, as described in his recent book with co-author, Vince Fayad, Policy Deployment & Lean Implementation Planning: 10 Step Roadmap to Successful Policy Deployment Using Lean as a System.
This workshop will investigate the details of the 10-Step approach. Participants will understand the background of Policy Deployment, elements of the 10-Step method, along with keys to success and common pitfalls.
Participants should ideally be supervisors, functional managers, mid-level or senior executives. A sound understanding of lean tools and concepts is a prerequisite.