Catchball

Catchball is the second phase of the hoshin kanri process (see my previous post for discussion of some of the terms). Management in Lean has a focus on aligning improvement efforts with priorities; mobilising your whole organisation to produce improvements; embedding and maintaining improvements, and creating a situation in which people feel able to improve…

Strategic alignment in Lean Implementation

Hoshin kanri is the management approach that is usually associated with Lean. In the last few months I’ve worked my way through half a dozen books on hoshin kanri, and I wanted to share my impressions over a series of posts. I reviewed one of the books recently, and I will get round to some…