An ANP-based assessment model for lean enterprise transformation

Cil I., Turkan Y. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, vol.64, pp.1113-1130, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00170-012-4047-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.1113-1130


There is a multitude of methodology on evaluation of lean transformation, but only few consider the relationships among the components of the lean enterprise transformation explicitly and focus on their prioritization and identification of the relative importance weights for every element of the lean transformation. For that reason, we try to quantify those relationships in this study. For a structured examination of the relationships among the elements, we suggest a model that provides a holistic view to the lean transformation process. This paper presents an analytic lean enterprise transformation modeling approach to the identification of weights of the organization's lean transformation determinants. Thus, the highly qualitative relationships among the lean transformation components are operationalized. For determining of the relative importance weights for every element in the model, analytic network process modeling approach is used in the proposed framework. This approach has enabled us to apply the proposed lean enterprise transformation methodology at a global industrial manufacturing company in Turkey, and an illustrative case is presented.