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Aligning Lean and Value-based Management

Operations and Financial Functions at the System Level


Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

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About this book


This book explores the relationship between and the compatibility of lean management (LM) and value-based management (VBM) approaches at the systems level. It then develops a model to improve LM and VBM professional practice by fostering a shared understanding of the value creation process within a lean system, and in doing so helps to remove existing barriers. The results promote future fruitful alliances between a company's operational and financial communities, enhancing the benefits to the enterprise and its stakeholders. The book is of primary interest to LM and VBM professionals and researchers.


Stakeholder value Value driver model Management in the manufacturing industry Corporate social resposibility Holistic value creation models

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PortsmouthAugsburgGermany

About the authors

Gerd Kaufmann is the CFO of a globally operating, mid-cap mechanical engineering company. After studying business administration at the University of Cologne, he worked as an interim manager (CFO/CEO) in the private equity sector. Subsequently, he worked as a management consultant for Porsche Consulting, one of the foremost German management consultancies in the field of lean management, and for a Big Four management consultancy, focusing on value creation in the automotive and mechanical engineering industry.

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