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dc.contributor.authorOlivella Nadal, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorGregorio Garcia, Ruben
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.identifier.citationOlivella, J.; Gregorio, R. Organizational practices lean enterprises adopt to focus on value streams. "Journal of Enterprise Transformation", 10 Setembre 2014, vol. 4, núm. 4, p. 309-328.
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to investigate which practices lean enterprises adopt to focus on value streams. A case study of three plants: Delphi Diesel Systems, Sogefi Filtration, and a company within the furniture industry is presented. The three plants have successfully performed a lean transformation with significant performance improvements, respectively, to Delphi Diesel Systems, Sogefi Filtration, and a company within the furniture industry. The organizational practices under analysis are (1) the establishment of organizational units based on value streams, (2) the use of a performance measurement system based on value streams, and (3) the adoption of a formal meeting system. These organizational practices were found in all three of the studied plants and have been implemented in all of their organizational units; even concrete implementation detail differs between plants. This research provides a contribution in the fields of organizational practices and the transition to lean enterprise by establishing the relation between real practices and the focus on value stream lean principle. As insight for managers, the adoption of appropriate organizational units, indicators, and meetings appears to be a useful practice to support the focus on value streams.
dc.format.extent20 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Gestió de la qualitat
dc.subject.lcshValue Stream Map
dc.subject.othervalue stream
dc.subject.otherperformance measurement system: meeting system
dc.titleOrganizational practices lean enterprises adopt to focus on value streams
dc.subject.lemacEmpreses -- Administració i organització
dc.subject.lemacQualitat total
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EOLI - Enginyeria d'Organització i Logística Industrial
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorOlivella, J.; Gregorio, R.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Enterprise Transformation

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