Hoshin Kanri, also known as policy deployment, is about prioritizing high-value work. When things have always worked a certain way, navigating change can be tricky. Yet this is what growth demands. As a lean business consultant, Leslie Barker brings a fresh outside-in perspective, evaluating current operations and how this potentially supports and impedes future growth.
By leveraging methods like Kaizen and Six Sigma, Leslie guides organizations through the three most important aspects of policy deployment:
For competitive businesses, speed is key to relevance, and strategic intent is vital to speed. Organizations that lack clarity often focus on output. Without shared intent and alignment, time and resources may be wasted on low-value ideas. There’s little insight into the ability and capacity of individual teams or members. The result is chaos—multi-tasking, bottlenecking, and poor decisions. Simply put, your resources are wasted on priorities that do not advance overarching goals.
Optimizing operations doesn’t just happen. It takes planning, insight, and clarity. With proven experience using a variety of tools, Leslie works to ensure everyone on your team is pulling in the same direction. As progress is made, the benefits snowball. Team members learn to prioritize larger outcomes over busywork, decision making gets faster, and unnecessary expenses are gradually eliminated. Over time, organizations spend less while accomplishing more. Connect to learn more.
I've had the pleasure of working with Leslie on a project to double our company's revenue over a 5 year period. Leslie worked with the senior team, not only to develop the strategy to achieve our goals but to build the teams capabilities in order to execute using Lean methodology...With Leslie's expertise and guidance in problem solving and PDCA we achieved our goals...
Leslie and her team bring a high level professionalism and in-depth knowledge on developing high efficiency workplaces. I have worked with Lean Expansion on many occasions, across various industries, in all cases, Leslie’s ability to coach and mentor across all levels of an organization stands out. The results have been remarkable, most importantly, coming from the teams and individuals she has coached. We can all improve, Lean Expansion is able to help us define our goals and exceed them.
Leslie challenges organizations to consider the systems that will support thinking patterns and routines for success. The teaching and coaching I received from Leslie changed me forever, helping me see with new eyes.
Reach out to get in touch. I'm open to learning about challenges, opportunities, and discussing how lean thinking can increase profits or prepare your company for growth.