Lean Frontiers: Are they differences in getting middle management on board from getting executive management support?
Are there differences in getting middle management from executive management on board for 1) developing the lean enterprise and 2) direct engagement on their part? What are the differences, if any?
Posted on May 9, 2015
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Setting objectives through lean

By , - Last updated: Sunday, October 31, 2010
How do you set objectives with lean? I won't start from the beginning, because there are already so many quality posts here in response to the question. I will try to add to it with a couple of the more subtle points that I hope help you in turning these thoughts into action: 1. Work on the really hard problems I notice that many organizations have problems that they write down and those that they don't. The problems that have known solutions are written down. Those that people have no clue how to solve are not written down. But we must. We will ...

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Jeff Liker

Jeff Liker: Goal setting through Hoshin Kanri

By Jeff Liker, - Last updated: Thursday, January 7, 2010
The answer is a qualified yes.  In fact Toyota has an annual goal setting process called hoshin kanri and the office of the CFO is very involved in setting the financial targets for the corporation.  They are then cascaded down throughout the world at all levels and there are regular reviews of progress through the year.  They almost always hit the targets.  My qualification is that Toyota has worked really, really hard to develop the capability to deliver on those targets.  The key is the capability of the people and the process to deliver.  Toyota has invested heavily in that ...

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