The network cell as a step to the network factory

Raimo Hyötyläinen, Magnus Simons

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Manufacturing Strategies
    Subtitle of host publicationContext, Content and Change
    EditorsPer Lindberg, Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon
    Place of PublicationNew York
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4757-2795-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-5020-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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