Textron has several highly diversified business units. Bell Helicopter, for example, is a large, military business and has a different culture from Textron Specialized Vehicles which is a medium sized business unit in the private sector.
Textron Specialized Vehicles (formerly known as E-Z-Go) grew fast and had two sizable acquisitions in 3 years. - more ... The integrated supply chain operations, manufacturing, and production control competencies were not robust enough to handle such quick expansion. - less