h3 Winner Of The 2007 Shingo Prize For Excellence In Manufacturing Research! /h3 p At the heart of Lean and Six Sigma is the same, unique business operating system: hoshin kanri. It is a method of strategic planning and a tool for managing complex projects, a quality operating system geared to ensuring that organizations faithfully translate the voice of the customer into new products, and a business operating system that ensures reliable profit growth. /p p The true power of hoshin kanri, however, is two-fold -- it is a superior organizational learning method as well as a competitive resource development system. /p p b i Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise /i /b, by Tom Jackson, explains how you can implement, identify and manage the critical relationships among your markets, design characteristics, production systems, and personnel to satisfy your customers and beat your competition. /p p b u This practical workbook provides: /u /b ul li A new understanding of hoshin kanri as a grand experimental design implemented through a system of team agreements. /li li Clear explanations of the steps of hoshin kanri. /li li A measure of overall business effectiveness used to determine the focus of corporate strategy. /li li A new, improved X-matrix that incorporates a lean "balanced scorecard" for identifying improvement opportunities and converting them readily into bottom line results as a value stream P&L in terms that financial managers and accountants can understand and support. /li li A CD containing forms, meeting agendas, and examples of X-matrices that serve marketing and design engineering as well as manufacturing. /li /ul p This workbook will show you the mechanics ofimplementing hoshin kanri, so that you can systematically improve your brand equity, implement Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, and integrate your suppliers into a Lean and Six Sigma organization. /pJackson, Thomas L. is the author of 'Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise Developing Competitive Capabilities And Managing Profit' with ISBN 9781563273421 and ISBN 156327342X.