Accession Number:

ADA585082

Title:

Effectiveness of Matrix Organizations at the TACOM LCMC

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV MIDWEST REGION STERLING HEIGHTS MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

Organizations in the aerospace and defense industries have implemented the matrix structure extensively to reduce resource requirements, and achieve multiple simultaneous goals. The matrix structure is found in most large companies that deal with more than one product or geographic region. The potential for efficiency gains and increased customer satisfaction have made this an attractive organizational structure for most industries. However, implementation of the matrix structure has proven to be difficult and results have been mixed. This paper will identify the characteristics of an effective matrix organizational structure compare those characteristics with those of matrix organizations at the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command TACOM Life Cycle Management Command LCMC, and identify opportunities to increase the effectiveness of matrix structures at TACOM LCMC.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE