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Review Questions term 2 - Midterm #2 3-20-2008 Review...

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Midterm #2 Review Questions 3-20-2008 What was the major disadvantage of functional structure is that it is not unifying Product Divisional advantage is that it is easier to see how each product is doing MaTRIX Strucutre is a dual command structure by product and by function or any other two dimensions. Have two bosses to report to so you have delayed decision making. Strategy has to become before organization 4-3-08 Product divisional structure – each product has its own division and workers. . GM did this ex. Cadillac, Chrysler, etc. Ford was Vertically Integrated – bought the rubber mill to make the tires. GM did not do this. Mass Production & Interchangeability – parts are interchangeable and produced in mass quantity. 4-15-2008 NUMMI Japanese were in charge of managing the NUMMI plant – to learn how to produce from the Japanese. Unionized - Gave up the right to strike against speed and safety so they could have/ in exchange for: job security Andon Chord – pull this chord whenever there is a safety issue or if the line is going too fast. Kaizen – continuous improvement
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