MAN Scania Trucks

 Janurary 5, 2019

MAN and Scania are two separate subsidiaries of the VW-corporation since quite some time. When acquiring VW thought truck business is resembling car business which would be advantageous for VW as well as for MAN and Scania. However before getting the full amount of profit VW saw it had to accomplish the task of coordinating the production processes of the two truck companies – starting with research and development and procurement. VW as the holding company believed monitoring and coordinating could be done in conceivable time.

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Siemens Corporation

2014: The recent history of changing the Siemens corporate structure clearly demonstrates the general problem large companies face:

– Production: how few production divisions are necessary for efficiently manufacturing large amounts of different products – how many units are necessary for a sustainable customer orientation and relationships?

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General Electric – New Structure

General Electric – The New Structure

2015: GE until 2014 was defying any theoretical tenets of organizational structures. It was a conglomerate corporation with a wide range of businesses. Its divisions included on one side industrial fields as e.g. aviation, power and water, transportation and on the other side services, e.g. financial services, lending and leasing, media, entertainment and others – indeed very divers business fields.

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