What is Hoshin Kanri?

The Hoshin Kanri strategy planning and execution system were developed in the 1950s by Professor Yoji Akao in post-war Japan. Created within the framework of the Total Quality Control (QTC) methodology, this strategic management model is about sharing the objectives of the organization at all levels of the company so everyone can contribute from their […]

What is Standardization and Digital Work Instructions? Part I

What are digital work instructions?

This post is part of a series blog on Standardization. See part II on job observation and Gemba Walks and part III on competency management. Let’s start this post with some quotes that I think are particularly relevant to introducing the concepts of Standard Work and Standardization in Lean projects: Taiichi Ohno (1912-1990): “There is […]