Hoshin kanri for the lean enterprise reviews

Parry, S., Author of Sense and Respond. (2009, January 12). It's not spray on policy deployment. It’s the real stuff. [Review of the book Hoshin kanri for the lean enterprise: Developing competitive capabilities and managing profit].Amazon.com. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Hoshin-Kanri-Lean-Enterprise-Capabilities/product- reviews/156327342X/

“I am amazed at the quality of the ideas and the sheer practically of the methods Jackson sets out in this excellent book.

I have read a number of books on Hoshin Kanri methods but this is the best I have seen, it's not spray on policy deployment, this is the real stuff and demonstrates how these methods should be used.

There are so many companies (some blue chip) using Hoshin Kanri who are quite oblivious of their ineptitude when using these methods, and frankly they are more dangerous, they obviously need this book to learn how to do it properly. 

The material in the CD-ROM back-up the text very well so there is no excuse, you can start straight away.

I am now using this with my company and recommend it to others.”

 

M. and K. (2008, November 7). The definitive Hoshin Kanri book. [Review of the book Hoshin kanri for the lean enterprise: Developing competitive capabilities and managing profit].Amazon.com. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Hoshin-Kanri-Lean-Enterprise-Capabilities/product- reviews/156327342X/

“I've spent some time looking at several different Hoshin Kanri (hoshin - navigation or compass, kanri - control) texts, a.k.a "Policy Deployment." I personally think that this is overall the best one, hand's down. It's a tricky subject, with many "moving parts" and few examples available to view firsthand (I've seen it only a few times myself). I mention other books, but have not reviewed them, because they were so bad I couldn't even finish them and I have a rule to not review any book I haven't read.

This review compares this to several other ones (as best I could), plus for consistency of philosophy with other lean/operational excellence concepts. Most lean texts I've read barely mention Hoshin, if at all. Even when they do, then do so poorly or with too little detail to help you other than to make you aware that it exists.

This book helps fill a huge gaping void in the understanding and implementation of the lean enterprise.”

 

Martins, J. A.  (2007, December 26). Conceptual and at the same time practical being powerful to enterprises. [Review of the book Hoshin kanri for the lean enterprise: Developing competitive capabilities and managing profit].Amazon.com. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Hoshin-Kanri-Lean-Enterprise-Capabilities/product- reviews/156327342X/ 

“This book is very didactic and conceptual and furthermore brings to the enterprise practical concepts on how to apply those in the companies in order to increase its profitability. The idea of organizing the company strategy and getting the track on how to apply on the processes flow is very worth and attractive and powerful. The teaching of how to identify the main wastes in the processes, those which in most of the times are hidden is essential. This book is indicated to those who are interested on how to increase the company efficiency and profitability in a consistent way.

 

Flinchbaugh, J. (2006, September 9). The absolute best on hoshin kanri  [Review of the book Hoshin kanri for the lean enterprise: Developing competitive capabilities and managing profit].Amazon.com. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Hoshin-Kanri-Lean-Enterprise-Capabilities/product- reviews/156327342X/

“Tom Jackson's practical and valuable insights are rivaled only by the importance and benefits of applying Hoshin Kanri. Hoshin Kanri as a practice has been applied as part of lean transformation efforts for quite a long time. But there were still very limited resources for people to learn more about it. Tom's work in this arena is extensive, and throughout all of his books (others are Implementing a Lean Management System and Corporate Diagnosis), he has focused on tools and systems for management to use in a lean company. This is the only book you'll need - I highly recommend picking it up.

One of the things I most appreciate about this book is how it integrates hoshin kanri with the Plan-Do-Check-Act process. This of course is the intent of hoshin kanri, but the linkage was never presented so clearly.”