Hoshin Kanri: The Strategic Approach to Continuous Improvement

Hoshin Kanri: The Strategic Approach to Continuous Improvement

by David Hutchins

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Overview

Hoshin Kanri is not the next big thing in quality, it is a strategic approach to continuous improvement that provides a context for ongoing initiatives such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. David Hutchins' Hoshin Kanri shows you how to develop a dynamic vision for continuous improvement; to implement effective policies to support it; to link key performance indicators to Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen and to sustain a strategy-led programme for improving business performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409458272
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

David Hutchins has a Masters Degree in Quality and Reliability from Birmingham University UK. He is a Chartered Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Chartered Quality Professional, Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), A John Loxham Lecturer and author of several books and many articles. In David’s early career he was Chief Production/Industrial Engineer in the Automotive Components Industry before becoming Works Manager followed by 10 years teaching and consulting in Business Management prior to founding David Hutchins International and its International Quality College. David Hutchins has over forty years of continuous experience in all aspects of the Quality-related sciences on a world-wide basis. He co-presented with the unchallenged World leading expert, Dr Juran, who died in 2008, on all his annual courses in the UK from 1983 until Dr Juran’s retirement from international travel in 1992. He was a personal friend of the late Professor Ishikawa and David was the only European to be invited to contribute material for the book which commemorated his life. He has been a key note speaker at conferences all over the world including many seminars organised by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) in Japan and to this day works with the well known specialist in Concept Engineering, Drs Kano and Shiba.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Hoshin Kanri an overview; Creating the vision; Strategy and tactics; Driver policies, becoming fit, fast, lean and hungry!; Driver measures to KPIs; Benchmarking; Prioritizing KPIs and cost of poor quality; Risk management; The loose brick; Hoshin policy deployment and control; The voice of the customer; Supply chain management; Six Sigma; Lean manufacturing; Process analysis and process re-engineering; The principles of continual improvement; Quality circles; Business management systems; Quality function deployment; Education; Suggestions for performance indicators; Implementation plan; Index.


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