via Washington Technology
A year ago, BAE Systems Inc. embarked on a major organizational restructuring designed to cut costs, streamline management and improve its ability to meet customer needs — and to respond to the exigencies of a changing government market.
“It was a year-long process that has made us much more agile,” said D. Michael Bennett, BAE’s senior vice president of information management and CIO.
The big Defense contractor previously was divided into two operating groups, Electronics, Intelligence and Support and Land and Armaments, each with its own management structure and subordinate business units. Under the restructuring, the company now comprises five sectors–Land and Armaments, its largest sector; Electronic Solutions; Platform Solutions; Support Solutions; and Intelligence and Security–each managed by a sector president who reports to one of two executive vice presidents. The two EVPs report directly to BAE president and chief executive officer Linda Hudson.”
“We went from a large group structure with a fairly large and expensive management layer to eliminating that management layer and going to a sector structure that eliminates costs from a management perspective, focuses the businesses much more on the customers and gives us more flexibility,” Bennett said.