Historically, the organisational structure of the company has been based on a functional hierarchy based on the principles of mass production. Companies are formed of a number of hierarchical levels, and the organisation is clearly divided into separate departments such as sales and marketing, product design, process planning, purchasing, production, and after-sales service. These in turn are divided into specialised subfunctions. This structure is based on a strict division of labour and on a simple and restricted set of information flows.
|Title of host publication||International Manufacturing Strategies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Context, Content and Change|
|Editors||Per Lindberg, Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|