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Lean Value Creation Metrics for Networked Organisations


Mikolaj Fiksinski
Delft University of Technology (TUD)
Mikolaj Fiksinski ,
Sakyi Amoa
Delft University of Technology (TUD)
Sakyi Amoa ,
Sicco Santema
Technical University Eindhoven and Delft
Sicco Santema and Wouter W. A. Beelaerts van Blokland

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The paper was published at the 24th IMP-conference in Uppsala, Sweden in 2008.


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Research about lean has been mainly focused on process or product innovation. Innovation should not only be applied on product level but also on the way the value chain and system are organised. This research takes the lean principles to a higher aggregation, to an organisation level. Adoption of lean principles and the 3C model - value chain innovation process - throughout the whole organisation should improve a company s financial performance. By quantification of the lean enterprise on organisation level it is possible to point out the advantages of a lean organisation to a company s baseline and its lean value network system. Financial data of companies from various industries has been analysed and compared to the configuration of their value chain. As the value chain of a company is more canted this indicates the sophistication of lean within the enterprise. This should show in an improved financial performance of the company