Translating "big vision" from strategy to execution.


Hoshin Kanri is a powerful, systematic Strategic Planning/Management methodology that uses a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to create goals, choose control measures and link daily control activities to the company's strategy. 


Based on the world renowned Yoji Akao's methodology, it involves a "catchball" as the driving force of alignment, clarification and employee involvement. 


The methodology has been used by some of the world’s most successful companies such as Toyota, Rover Group, Danaher, Hewlett-Packard and SingTel as a systematic approach to capture and cement strategic goals and develop the means to bring these into reality.

In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will learn the systematic approach of defining long-range strategic goals, cascading them to annual objectives, and then using the Hoshin Kanri process and tools to create breakthrough objectives through involvement of the whole management team in the planning process.


Finally, you will learn how to set up a periodic review process which holds participants accountable for achieving their part of the plan.

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Recommended Audience

  • This workshop is recommended for all senior executives and heads of departments/sections who are responsible for the successful achievement of the company shared goal

  • The best time to conduct this workshop is when you are preparing for the next fiscal years's budget


  • Lectures, video presentations, group activities and discussions and Q&A

  • Examples and best practice tips

  • Participants will practice translating the company's strategic goals to annual objectives, and then to departmental or cross-functional plans to achieve breakthrough improvement and link daily control activities to the company's strategy


With the discipline of Hoshin Kanri in place, a company can expect the following benefits:

  1. Focuses the entire company on a few vital goals, rather than the trivial many

  2. Creates alignment towards breakthrough objectives through involvement of the whole management team in the planning process

  3. Communicates the key goals to all managers and staff

  4. Integrates and encourages cross-functional cooperation to achieve breakthroughs

  5. A review process which holds participants accountable for achieving their part of the plan

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the key concepts and principles of Hoshin Kanri 

  2. Describe the Hoshin Kanri approach to planning, deployment and review process for managed change

  3. Define the Hoshin Kanri process and tools

  4. Gain practical knowledge and skills in planning and deploying Hoshin Kanri in the organization

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to Hoshin Kanri

    • Introduction to Hoshin Kanri Planning

    • Limitations of Traditional Strategic Planning

    • What is Hoshin Kanri?

    • Purpose of Hoshin Kanri

    • Hoshin Kanri Model

    • Linkages of Hoshin Kanri, Balanced Scorecard & MBO

    • Comparison of Hoshin Kanri with MBO

    • Breakthrough & Control


  • Underlying Principles of Hoshin Kanri

    • Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

    • Pareto Principle

    • Cause-and-Effect Relationship


  • Hoshin Kanri Process Using PDCA Approach

    • Review of Strategic Planning Process

    • Hoshin Kanri Cascade

    • Hoshin Kanri Steps

    • Hoshin Kanri Incorporating the Balanced Scorecard

    • Top Management Objective Setting

    • Deployment to Department Managers

    • Operationalize through Projects

    • Performance Review

  • Hoshin Kanri Tools

    • X Matrix

    • Alignment & Deployment Chart

    • Management Control Chart

    • Daily Management Matrix

    • Individual Action Plan

    • Examples of Applications of Hoshin Kanri Tools

    • Creating a Hoshin Plan based on the A3 Format


  • Hoshin Kanri Deployment

    • Types of Hoshin Kanri

    • Main & Support Objectives

    • Breakthrough Hoshin

    • Daily Management

    • Performance Measurements

    • Cross-functional Management


  • Management Reviews

    • Purpose of Reviews

    • Types of Reviews

    • Checklist & Guidelines for Managing Reviews


  • Effective Hoshin Kanri Deployment

    • Operating Effectiveness

    • Coherence

    • Mobilization

Award of Certificate

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the workshop


2 days


"Our staff has benefited from the insights shared and gained news perspectives."​


Head of Tuas Development

Innovate@SEA Team LEAD

PSA Corporation Ltd

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