Policy Deployment is a systematic method of focusing an organization on critical breakthrough areas by planning, implementing and reviewing improvement activities. Policy deployment has its origin in Japan where it is known as Hoshin Kanri. The word hoshin means “shining metal” or magnet. The work Kanri means “management”. Hence Hoshin Kanri, literally means Management of Direction or Management For Objectives.
In this process long term vision is converted in to mid term strategies and Annual goals. Later they are further translated in to quarterly, monthly , weekly and daily goals. The deployment covers from top management up to the lowest level in an organization. This will ensure high degree of synchronization of all functions and processes.