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Hoshin Kanri A3 Reports

A3 Reports

Qualica for Hoshin is a fully integrated planning environment for strategy and project planning. Leveraging the power of Hoshin Kanri and elements of Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) Qualica for Hoshin effectively supports project leaders in meeting project timelines and mitigating project risks. Hierarchical cascading of enterprise to site and department objectives is fully synchronized – changes and new goals are cascaded down and status is flown up in hierarchy upon a mouse click.

A3 Visual Planning

Classical application of Hoshin is a paper based process where most of the information is summarized on A3-size posters placed on planning boards of departments.  This visual approach to management is considered a major factor for success of Hoshin. The paper based approach does not always scale well to the needs of global and distributed organizations.

Extended Planning

Qualica for Hoshin integrates A3 forms in a repository of linked projects. Forms and projects can be reviewed online, printed and posted or published on the intranet. Actions can be exported to and synchronized with MS Project.

Full Integration

With Qualica for Hoshin you can leverage the power of integration with the full DFSS toolkit. Use AHP for prioritization, DSM for project sequencing, or scorecards for performance tracking and apply Hoshin Planning and GDPM to Systems Engineering.


  • A3 Report
  • A3 Report Team Charter




Where to Use

What Qualica Provides

Linked Subprojects

To cascade higher level to lower level goals

Linking of high level actions to lower level projects


To weight individual requirements or projects

Ready-to-use templates for both single-level and hierarchical AHP.

Performance Scorecard

To track performance of key process measures

Performance Scorecard  template

Design Structure Matrix

To determine optimum sequencing of projects and actions

DSM template

MS Project Link

To synchronize Hoshin Kanri with project planning

MS Project Export and Synchronization.

Concept Selection

to weight different solution models against each other, trying to determine the optimum solution for a given set of requirements.

Ready-to-use templates for New Concept Selection. They can be used for stand-alone analysis or in combination with QFD projects.