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Achieving competitive advantage through Lean thinking

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This opinion piece describes the basic components of a Lean Banking System and how it can help drive performance improvement. Also, the article discusses the importance of metrics and the importance of considering Lean Principles when outsourcing specific processes.

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  • Bertels, Thomas & Appiotti, Massimo, 2006. "Achieving competitive advantage through Lean thinking," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 18, pages 101-104.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:jofitr:0941
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    Keywords

    lean; lean banking; six sigma; process excellence; OpEx; Financial Services; Productivity; outsourcing; metrics; process improvement;

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production

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