Hoshin Planning: Vision-driven Leadership for Breakthrough Improvement


In this session at the 2009 IW Best Plants Conference, Wes Waldo, Vice President for the Manufacturing Practice, BMGI, provides you with a basic understanding of what Hoshin Planning is and how it can significantly improve your business. You see real world examples of how aligning your business infrastructure towards a common set of goals will reinvigorate your entire organization. Topics covered in the session include:

  • What exactly is Hoshin Planning?
  • Why use Hoshin Planning?
  • The 7 Step Hoshin Planning Process
  • What can go Wrong?


In This Presentation You Will Learn

  • The objections to strategic planning and how to overcome them (in minute 3)

  • What is Hoshin Planning (in minute 10)

  • Why to use Hoshin Planning(in minute 12)

  • Key Hoshin themes (in minute 16)

  • How Hoshin Planning is not "management by objective" (in minute 28)

  • The seven step process of implementing tactics (in minute 33)

  • Where Value Stream Mapping fits in (in minute 45)

  • and more


About the Speaker

Wes Waldo, Vice President for the Manufacturing Practice, Breakthrough Management Group

Wes Waldo is a certified Lean Master with more than a fifteen years of quality, operations management and process improvement experience in diverse manufacturing environments. Waldo graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's in chemistry. He became a Certified Lean Master at The Ohio State Fisher College of Business. He is also an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. Waldo co-authored the BMG book A Team Leader's Guide to Kaizen Events, and is a contributor to the Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma and forthcoming innovation tools book.

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