Ensuring traceability of the full Hoshin cascade...

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Background

A major US aerospace manufacturer with global service operations.

Its aircraft engines are widely used in both civil aviation and military aviation.

Additionally, the company also manufactures gas turbines for industrial and power generation, and marine turbines.

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Challenge

As Hoshin Kanri grew in the business, so did these challenges:

  • Misalignment of each area of the business to a single "policy deployment" (Hoshin)
  • Visibility of progress against the Hoshin plan across the entire organization due to using traditional tools such as spreadsheets.
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Solution

The organization sought a solution which would address and resolve:

  • The administrative burden of using traditional tools for the Hoshin cascade
  • Clarity of performance at 6 levels across the organization in varying detail.
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Benefits

i-nexus' Hoshin Kanri software has had a clear impact for the business:

  • A unified 6 level Hoshin Plan ensuring traceability of execution actions throughout the organization
  • Full planning cycle and Catchball process completed with an X-Matrix to agree and validate strategic actions
  • Blended project plans for all connected projects and metrics in each part of the organization informed resourcing and
    prioritization decisions.

The key metrics

540
Goals

1500
KPIs

700
Projects

75
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