The purpose of the Hoshin Kanri X Matrix Template (Excel) for Lean Policy Deployment is to develop and implement plans that are both strategic, tactical, and coordinated across people across the organization. The X-Matrix also ensures there is ownership at all levels and accountability; this approach to strategic planning also encourages organizational learning, faster course corrections, and cross departmental coordination. Hoshin means “shining metal pointing direction” – in other words, it’s a compass that points to True North.
The value in the X-Matrix used in Hoshin Kanri is in the interaction between the sections. The interaction between sections will lead to better decision making.
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