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)
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.