I don't know if this is the correct community to ask this question, but I did not find a community directly related to lean manufacturing.

Recently I came across a term I haven't heard before: BVA (Business Value Added). I am writing my Master's Thesis, and I didn't come across this term during my literature review. However, this is relevant to the scope of my work, and I need to find a good book related to BVA. My review covered a lot of the "old bibles": The Toyota Way, Lean Thinking, etc.. And none of them mentions it.

Does anyone know of a useful reference covering BVA?

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to OR.SE! I changed your BVA from "Business Added-Value" to "Business Value Added (or Add)". Because when you search that's how the acronym is defined. If this was not what you had in mind, feel free to revert. $\endgroup$
    – EhsanK
    Apr 17 '20 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the warm welcome! Business Value Added makes more sense, thanks for the improvement. $\endgroup$ Apr 18 '20 at 18:38

I think the Business Value Added is a general concept and could be translated as a specific term/definition in the manufacturing, services or another real-applications era. For example, in the manufacturing field, it might be defined as, any improvement in each step of producing a product.

Also, it can be represented as, value-added, measures the amount of wealth created by a company and it is important since it reflects the ability of companies to provide their customers with what they want and are prepared to pay for. It provides a broader perspective on a company's economic contribution than operating profit.

I hope the below references would be helpful.

  • $\begingroup$ It appears so. I only found a BVA definition in the lean.org website, not in any book. I will take a look at those references. Thanks for the input! $\endgroup$ Apr 18 '20 at 18:40

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