People and organization alignment are essential for success.
Lean initiatives must be aligned towards the same objectives, in order to avoid the “bubble effect”: a lot of Kaizen events or Lean projects, engaging a lot of people in improvement activities that lack consistency and consequently have no impact on performance.
A team-based organization can be efficient only if team objectives match the organization’s objectives. Improvement initiatives should satisfy a specific organizational objective in order to avoid inconsistencies between projects, conflicts between teams.
- Provide the organization with a sense of urgency to improve: talk about the customers and the customer’s experience.
- Lean transformation must be supported, every day, every minute, by leadership team: Go and See – Ask Questions – Practice Kata.
- All departments should be involved: not only operations or production.
- Engage both value steam projects and continuous improvement in every department.
- Create a simple but effective Policy Deployment system (Hoshin Kanri) to provide the organization with True North.
We can assist your organization in facilitation of the Hoshin-Kanri process at all levels:
- Defining the organization’s current state (business case for change)
- Defining and Prioritizing strategic objectives
- Translating the organization’s strategic objectives into tactical improvement initiatives
- Creating Action Plans, project scoping and project facilitation
- Definig appropriate measurements and targets to improve
- Identifiyng the financial and social impacts
- Establishing and Executing a deployment process