Hybrid structure in supply chain management

The World Bank defines a hybrid organizational structure as one in which more than one organizational design is used. This allows a company more flexibility in distributing work and assigning job roles. It can be especially beneficial in small business, where there are fewer employees to manage daily operations.

 

Advantages:

  1. Alignment of corporate and divisional goals.
  2. Functional expertise and efficiency.
  3. Adaptability and flexibility in divisions.

Disadvantages:

  1. Conflicts between corporate departments and units.
  2. Excessive administration overhead.
  3. Slow response to exceptional situations.

Uses:

Used in organisations that face considerable environmental uncertainty that can be met through a divisional structure and that also required functional expertise or efficiency



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