Publications of Note
Hoshin Kanri for the Lean Enterprise: Developing Competitive Capabilities and Managing Profit
Authored by Thomas L. Jackson
Jamie Flinchbaugh, founder and partner of the Lean Learning Center, offers this review of Tom's book:
"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."
co-authored by David Meier and Jeffrey Liker now in print. Recommended by AMC.
Toyota credits its status as a global powerhouse to its people. Now the world's leading authorities on the company give you the methods for developing an exceptional workforce. Toyota, with its Toyota Way has changed the economic and business landscape with its 4P model for organizational excellence, consisting of Philosophy, People, Problem Solving, and Process.
Jeffrey K. Liker's international bestseller "The Toyota Way" revealed the 4P model in its entirety for the first time and became an instant business phenomenon. Shingo Prize-winner "The Toyota Way Fieldbook", co-authored by David Meier, went a step further, showing how to apply the 4Ps to other companies. "Toyota Talent" explores the critical importance of People in the Toyota model.
Without an exceptional workforce, the other principles are useless. Meier and Liker describe how the company develops high-performing individuals and an outstanding workforce. With illustrative examples, guidance, and proven techniques, this book also shows the best ways to grow talent from within.
For more information on The Toyota Way series more
The Toyota Way Fieldbook (Chinese translation)
The classic lean transformation guide, co-authored by David Meier and Jeffrey Liker
Asia Management Consultants refers its China based factories to use this book as a basic reference for the people involved in lean transformations, from owner and senior management level to supervisory personnel who must understand the process from an overall perspective.