Yesterday saw the final blog on the effects of a matrix organization structure on different business units. This post aims simply to put everything in one place as a simple ‘click through’ guide. The following was the series of posts: Matrix management in sales and service delivery Matrix management in the supply chain Matrix management in […]
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The latest in our series on the matrix in particular business functions Supply chains are becoming an increasingly important part of large organizations. They are a significant source of competitive advantage and represent a large portion of the cost base of most organizations. But is matrix management relevant to people in the supply chain? Supply […]
Matrix management training is becoming more popular as most large organizations now have some form of matrix organization structure. Once you need to coordinate international operations, serve global customers, run international supply chains, operate global business processes or integrated global, function, such as HR – then you need a matrix organization structure. Matrix management brings […]
I am sometimes (not as often as I should be) asked about the return on investment of our matrix management training. There are two types of people who ask this question; ones who are genuinely interested and want to know and sceptics who doubt whether training really ever pays off. In my corporate career I […]
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Many human resources (HR) functions within large complex organizations are already operating an internal matrix management setup of business partners, specialists and common service centres. A common way of doing this is to use the ‘Ulrich model’, developed by David Ulrich, a Professor from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. In this model […]
As the nature of work in modern organizations increasingly cuts across the traditional vertical silos of functions and geography, many organizations are an increase in matrix management and introduction of a formal matrix organization structure. But the way matrix management is implemented may be different in different functions in different industries. In this blog post […]
At Global Integration, we believe there is an enduring need for some form of functional organization within a matrix organization structure. We don’t see any significant alternative at present to a functional focus for building capability and skills, particularly in areas where professional qualifications or deep skills are required such as ensuring there are sufficient […]
In today’s ‘Matrix Monday’ post we preview Making the Matrix Work, the new book by Kevan Hall, due out later this year. Global customers, supply chains and more integrated business functions mean that work in the 21st Century cuts across traditional vertical silos of country and function. The ‘solution’ of the matrix structure, however, brings higher […]
The brewing industry faces similar challenges to many international manufacturers around the World. Heineken Americas’ reported that its operating profit margin is being squeezed. Carlsberg’s European beer market is declining in most of its twelve key regions, with only Switzerland remaining even. Markets in the USA, UK and Canada have matured and are flat. […]
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