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Hoshin Kanri : the strategic approach to continuous improvement

Author: David C Hutchins
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The results of the quality revolution have been mixed. Global competition has elevated the most successful companies, in terms of providing goods and services, but even then initiatives such as total quality, business process re-engineering and Six Sigma have been heralded as the solution, only to have been replaced with the next 'big thing' when it came along. Hoshin Kanri is not the next big thing in quality, it
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Hutchins
ISBN: 9780566087400 0566087405
OCLC Number: 183928729
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; Hoshin Kanri an overview; Creating the Vision; Strategy and Tactics; Driver Policies; Driver Measures to KPIs; Benchmarking; Prioritizing KPIs & COPQ; Risk Management; The Loose Brick; Hoshin Policy Deployment and Control; The Voice of the Customer; Supply Chain Management; Six Sigma; Lean Manufacturing; Process Reengineering; 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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