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Challenges in Sustaining “Lean Standard Work”

Challenges in Sustaining “Lean Standard Work”

Standard Work or Standardized Work in Lean is an important pillar of Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System and TQM. The principle of standard work is aimed at formally identifying the defining activities that are best practices and thus for a standard routine for any given role. Here are some challenges in Sustaining Standard Work. Thus […]



Hoshin Kanri Policy Deployment Consultant India

Hoshin Kanri Policy Deployment Consultant India

Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment)  is a Japanese method for strategy formulation, cascading and implementation. Many organizations practice Hoshin Kanri (Policy  Deployment) including HP, Bridgestone, M&M, Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, Ford, TVS, Bajaj, etc., Many Indian companies across sectors, including Manufacturing and BFSI. Its roots are from Total Quality Management (TQM). In India, most conglomerates use Policy […]



How to organize an Annual Sales Strategy Planning Workshop

How to organize an Annual Sales Strategy Planning Workshop

Before the beginning of the next financial year, say April in India, October in US and January for many other countries, business leaders across sectors deploy the next year’s targets to their teams. In India, most organizations do this in March or some in early part of April. This is not sufficient and I’ll explain […]



eBook Hoshin Kanri Strategy Implementation

eBook Hoshin Kanri Strategy Implementation

I asked one question to a handful of employees across various levels and functions in an organization, starting from the CEO – ‘What is your company’s strategy?’ I was startled to learn that nearly every one had their own version of the company’s strategy. Some were close and others way apart from the originally conceived […]



Strategy Formulation & Implementation Life cycle

Strategy Formulation & Implementation Life cycle

Consider the Strategy Formulation Lifecycle



Why Strategy Implementation is important?

Why Strategy Implementation is important?

Consider the following facts about Business Strategy: While 80% of organizations have 3 year ‘Goals’ they hardly have any defined strategy! 80% of all organizations that have well-defined strategies fail to execute them well. Less than 5% of employees understand an organization’s business strategy. 60% of organizations don’t link strategy and budgeting. Large enterprises are […]



What are Skills to lead Strategy Implementation?

What are Skills to lead Strategy Implementation?

One real reason for your organization to fail is not wrong Strategy, but its poor execution. To ensure that does not happen, there are certain skills and experience that are critical : Bulky strategy dossiers don’t matter when it comes to implementation. People who submit such dossiers and leave implementation to you are not the […]



Top 10 Organizational Challenges in Strategy Implementation

Top 10 Organizational Challenges in Strategy Implementation

There are the top 10 challenges in strategy implementation in the order of significance. Does your organization face these challenges? And what are you doing about it? Lack of ‘Individual Ownership & Joint Accountability’ for organization goals Non-synchronized effort between leaders/functions in applying a strategy Budgetary Planning, Strategic Planning & Performance Planning non-synchronized Leaders give […]



Clearing the Management Cache

Clearing the Management Cache

Businesses thrive by growth. Leaders are expected to find innovative  ways to propel the organization in the new direction and to make that  growth vision a reality. In this game, most of us take for granted, the  fact that the processes we own need our attention. I’m not joking. Smart managers are compelled to delegate the […]



Protected: Canopus Business Culture Assessment Survey

Protected: Canopus Business Culture Assessment Survey

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Self Assessment on Business Model Innovation

Self Assessment on Business Model Innovation

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Organizational Strategy Challenges & Solutions

Organizational Strategy Challenges & Solutions

Interview: Organizational Strategy Challenges & Solutions Extract of an interview of Neil published in Consultants Review Magazine about Organizational Strategy Challenges and Solutions The economy stands at a crucial juncture now and constant endeavour for excellence and accuracy has come to be more pivotal than ever before. The goal now is to focus on industry […]