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Necessity for Change in Organizational Structures in Industry and Ways to the "Fractal Company"

Erforderliche Veränderungen in Unternehmensstrukturen und Wege zum "Fraktalen Unternehmen"
: Sihn, W.

Qi, L.:
International Conference on Advanced Technology and Equipment of Materials Handling : Shanghai, China, October 25-27, 1994
Beijing: China Machine Press, 1994
ISBN: 7-111-04388-X
Advanced Technology and Equipment of Materials Handling Conference (ATEMH) <1994, Shanghai>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPA ()
fraktales Unternehmen; Unternehmensorganisation; Arbeitsplanung; Automobilindustrie; Produktionsfaktor; Unternehmensplanung

Many branches of European industry have had to recognize that their lead in the world market has been caught up with, particularly through Asian competition. In many cases a deficit of up to 30% in costs and productivity already exists. The reasons for this are rigid, Tayloristic company structures. They are not in a position to react flexibly to constantly changing environmental conditions. This article illustrates the methods of the "fractal company" which are necessary to eliminate the structure crisis. The fractal company distinguishes itself through its dynamics and vitality, as well as its independent reaction to the changing circumstances. The developed methods, procedures and framework conditions such as company structuring, human networking, hierarchy formation and models for renumeration and working time are explained. They are based on practical examples from IPA's work with the automobile industry, their suppliers and the engineering industry.