Lean competence: integration of theories in operations management practice
Parry, G., Mills, J. and Turner, C. (2010) Lean competence: integration of theories in operations management practice. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 15 (3). pp. 216-226. ISSN 1359-8546 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/10957
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13598541011039974
The link between lean thinking and the resourced based view of competence is examined. Through action research within the UK aerospace sector a clearer definition of core competence is proposed and process developed that identifies core competences, using four work packages based upon lean methodologies. A case study of the application of the process within a company is presented that revealed the company’s core competences and contributed towards an increase in European market share from 5 to 50% in the product platform studied.