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Translating "big vision" from strategy to execution.


Hoshin Kanri is a proven and powerful strategic planning and management methodology that helps organizations achieve their long-range goals by aligning their resources, actions and objectives to their vision. It employs a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to create a systematic approach that links daily control activities to the company's strategy.

This two-day workshop, based on the works of Yoji Akao and Pascal Dennis, provides a hands-on, step-by-step guide to implementing Hoshin Kanri within your organization. You will learn how to define long-range strategic goals, cascade them into annual objectives, and use the Hoshin Kanri process and tools to create breakthrough objectives through the involvement of the whole management team in the planning process.

In addition, you will learn how to develop effective control mechanisms, including periodic reviews, to ensure that the plan remains on track and that participants are accountable for their part of the plan.

Through this workshop, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Hoshin Kanri and the tools to apply it in your organization.

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Recommended Audience

  • This workshop is recommended for all senior executives, heads of departments/sections and individual contributors 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 year'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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