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The Balanced Scorecard and Hoshin Kanri: using them together

The Balanced Scorecard and Hoshin Kanri approaches are often used alongside each other.  We have encountered clients who have tried to implement both approaches and have had problems combining the two. These articles help you link these two approaches and untangle any confusion.

The Balanced Scorecard and Hoshin Kanri are closely related.

In part, the problems are because approaches such as Hoshin Kanri have actually taken parts of the Kaplan & Norton balanced scorecard approach and incorporated pieces, but not all, into their approach. Not realising or understanding this overlap can lead to confusion and conflicts. In this series of articles we look at what the originators of Hosin Kanri wrote about the balanced scorecard when they developed their approach.  it is clear that the balanced scorecard and Hoshin Kanri are closely related.

The balanced scorecard and Hoshin Kanri: How to untangle the overlapping approaches

If you have a lean approach such as Hoshin Kanri, and an existing or new balanced scorecard, these articles will help you.  They will help you to understand how these two approaches are related. They will help you untangle the overlap between the approaches, so you can get them to work together, using the strengths of each.

If, despite reading these articles, you are still having problem with these two approaches, or any others, please get in touch.  Our experience of many methods (and our study of methodology – the study of methods) will be able to help you.