Manufacturing by Paul Templin
Industrial Engineer’s quarterly column about manufacturing (May 2011)
Starve reorg fever
During the last few years, I have cycled through several managers as the organizations around me changed. Some managers were local. Others were remote. Work force reductions drove many changes, but many were driven by a desire to optimize the organization by changing reporting structures and rebalancing responsibilities. For the individual, most changes have a minimal impact on day-to-day roles. Product still has to be shipped. Purchase orders still need to be launched. Sales calls still need to be made. Or, as my wife reminds me, I still need to take out the garbage.
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