Policy Deployment: Linking Our Vision with Specific Goals
After Operating Agendas and Strategic Agendas have been developed through review and prioritizing vital strategic gaps, we managers need to establish concrete improvement goals. Vision and objectives must be reflected in and relate to annual and daily activities. Policy Deployment ensures everything we do on a daily basis and every performance goal in our annual initiatives links with our business’ long-term vision and goals.
Policy Deployment at the Sector Level
At the sector level, policies are very general, but become more specific as they deploy through support groups. These groups link how they will support the business and meet long-term or annual objectives. Support groups such as marketing and purchasing must use Policy Deployment — just as manufacturing groups do — to ensure universal goal alignment and eliminate duplication (see prior page 5 for graphical representation of sector deployment).
Policy Deployment at the Business Unit Level
At the business unit level, just as in the sector level, each support group aligns with the Corporate Vision. Policy Deployment, Milestones, Action Plans and KPIs are developed to align the Business Unit Vision. At the business unit level, projects and initiatives are completed across the business unit globally.
Policy Deployment at the Manufacturing Plant
At the plant level, the same process occurs that occurs at the business unit level. Here, however, Policy Deployment involves individuals and specific improvement projects. Teams drill down and link requirements with action that is aligned with the goals of the entire organization.