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We help our clients achieve game-changing breakthroughs

Breakthrough Partners’ Hoshin planning and consulting supports lean growth and success

The Accelerated Breakthrough System

The foundation of our work is the Accelerated Breakthrough System. Honed from our experience working with the foremost Lean companies in the world, the ABS is a blueprint for rapidly implementing a complete Lean Business System.

At the heart of this system is a robust strategy deployment and execution review methodology we call Breakthrough Management. This methodology integrates everything we have learned from over two decades implementing Hoshin Planning in organisations of all sizes and provides a step by step roadmap to establishing strategy execution as a core capability in your organisation.

Breakthrough Partners’ accelerated breakthrough system promotes hoshin-kanri and lean growth

Examples of our work

Nokia - Hoshin facilitation

Hoshin facilitation

“Paul has been instrumental in helping Nokia’s leadership understand not just the value and power of the Hoshin process but also what it takes to truly make it successful. He has successfully guided a number of Nokia business units through the strategy refinement and deployment process and helped us understand what needs to be in place to drive disciplined execution of the plan. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul and his team to any organisation looking to improve their ability to implement strategy.”

Akhil Sharma
Akhil Sharma, Global Business Transformation Lead, Nokia

Navistar - Hoshin training and coaching

Hoshin training and coaching

“Paul and his team have helped us better understand how to combine operational Lean/Daily Management and Hoshin/Breakthrough Management into an effective execution system for Navistar. The insights that he brought into the approaches adopted by other industry leaders and the steps we could take to further develop the Navistar business system were particularly valuable.”

Chad Mollin
Chad Mollin, Associate Director, Strategy and Planning, Navistar

Takeda - Hoshin facilitation

Hoshin facilitation

“Michael and his team were instrumental in helping our leadership team build the Strategy Deployment Plan for our newly formed division. I found the whole process to be highly engaging, helping to pull our newly formed leadership team together and building one common team’s goals, measures and delivery plan. I would recommend Michael to organisations looking to drive transformational change, I found his approach to be very intuitive and practical.”

Rafael Skrzyniarz
Rafael Skrzyniarz, Head of Global IT Validation Services, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Amgem - Hoshin training

Hoshin training

“Michael provided a very clear methodology which he developed which is simple but highly effective, and was an excellent facilitator throughout the process. I would highly recommend Michael as somebody with a strong track record in strategy deployment and credibility in working with senior leadership.”

Deirdre Cooney
Deirdre Cooney, Operational Excellence Leader, Amgen

Wesco - Hoshin training and coaching

Hoshin training and coaching

“Paul was able to quickly grasp the details of our business, put Hoshin Kanri concepts in this context and convince our team to embark on the path of strategic planning and execution. Paul is a true visionary with a talent for clear explanations and strong facilitation skills, capable to convince strong-minded leaders and executives and bring them along toward strategy design and execution. If you can convince him to help you - do it!”

Leonid Akim, Director, Lean at WESCO Distribution
Leonid Akim, Director, Lean at WESCO Distribution

Kerry - Hoshin facilitation
Food & Beverage

Hoshin facilitation

“Michael worked with us on the “Master Planning” process. Michael took us through the theory, but more importantly brought the issues to life. Master Planning is now part of our daily routine, and has brought change of mind-set which we are now being rolled out (daily huddles, etc). Michael has a unique skill in bringing people along the journey. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael.”

Denis Buckley
Denis Buckley, General Manager Business Services Centre, Kerry Group

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How Do You Scale and Sustain Hoshin?

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How Do You Scale and Sustain Hoshin?