Step 1 – Strategy Deployment


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How was Strategy Deployment developed?

Strategy Deployment came from the Japanese term “Hoshin Kanri”. This process was developed by compiling the best practices of companies who competed for the Deming Award in Japan. Strategy Deployment is a tool to help a business define how it must improve to reach its desired vision.

What are the inputs for Strategy Deployment?

Strategy Deployment requires three inputs:

  1. Define where the business needs to be. What is the desired future state (vision)?
  2. Collect the performance data for each key business process.
  3. Gap analysis to determine difference between the current and the future state.

What are the outputs from Strategy Deployment?

Strategy Deployment generates four outputs:

  1. Strategic initiatives which are improvements to reach the future state (vision).
  2. Identifies the opportunities for improvement (Kaizen) in key business processes.
  3. Generates feedback and results from key business processes improvements.
  4. Develops Standard Work or best practices.

Here is an introduction video from our Level 2 – Lean Practitioner online training course