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Inputs into the Nadler-Tushman Model for Lockheed Martin

Analyse Lockheed Martin Corp key inputs using the Nadler-Tushman Model



Organizational history


Identify the most critical inputs in each of the first three categories and justify WHY they are critical.
Consider how they impact the organization and any problems associated with insuring their availability.
Explain what effect the inputs from one category have on inputs from the other categories.
Then discuss the organization's strategy and classify it according to Porter's three generic strategies. How well does this strategy fit with the environmental, resource and historical inputs you identified?

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In the Nadler Tushman model inputs are factors that, at any one point in time, make up the "givens" facing the organization. Inputs are the material that the organization has to work with and usually these factors are difficult to change for an organization. This paper will look into what are the inputs i.e. environment, resources, history and strategy for Lockheed Martin corporation. After that it will be looked into how these factors influence one another and impact the organization. This paper will also look into which of the three generic strategies of Porter (1980) Lockheed Martin Corp is following and how it is executing that strategy.
Lockheed Martin Corporation belongs to the aerospace, defense and intelligence business industry. The company operates in four segments: Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Services, Aeronautics, and Space Systems. Lockheed is the third largest manufacturing company in aerospace industry. It has to work very closely with the governments of the different countries. The government customer is highly likely to restructure depending on the political environment and the budgetary environment. Technology is changing in this industry constantly. Labor forces in certain geographical areas are either low or high depending on the job market and cost of living (Yahoo Finance, 2009; Company Spotlight: Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2009).
The political environment of the company is very complicated. The company is operating in highly regulated environment due to the direct dealing with the US Government agencies, US military, NASA, etc. Certification and accurate information discloser are essential for the company to survive successfully in this industry (Company Spotlight: Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2009).
Technology is changing daily in the Internet Telecommunications (IT) industry and the economic factors of the remote industry change with the technological enhancements. The demand for technical design and support to the IT industry affects the way Lockheed Martin pursues new business. All of these factors affect the business cases in Lockheed Martin and the strategic planning process. These factors also affect the way Lockheed Martin pursues business ventures and competes in the defense and intelligence communities. Traditionally, the engineering workforce is a white-male dominant resource of talent. During the years 1988 to 2000, the labor force dynamics in engineering represents a change to 35.2% white women, 31.8% white men, and 33.2% minorities. The IT technology is expanding and the labor forces are diversifying with the changes. These changes are requests by government and industry demands for educational institutions to increase the enrollment of women and minorities into the field of engineering. To remain competitive, Lockheed faces the challenges of creating diversity in the workforce by emphasizing training of personnel and a multi-cultural workforce (Lockheed Martin, 2009).
According to the position of the company in the industry, company has rich resources which contribute a lot in its success. Presently the market capital of the company is $31.64 Billion and its enterprise value is $33 Billion. The profit margin of the company is 7.31% and operating margin is 10.74% (Yahoo Finance, 2009). Following indicators reflect the worth of the company:
Market Cap (intraday)5: 31.64B
Enterprise Value (24-Jun-09)3: 33.00B
Trailing P/E (ttm, ...

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The solution provides an analysis for Lockheed Martin Corporation key inputs using the Nadler-Tushman Model. The most critical inputs in each of the first three categories are identified and justified.