Reflections of Supply Chain Participants

How Toyota and Suppliers Work Together as Partners

Interview on September 23, 2008, with Jeffrey Smith,Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Business Unit, Johnson Controls The purpose of the interview was to discuss how Toyota and suppliers work...

How Toyota Suppliers Interact with Toyota

Interview on August 20, 2008, with Gary Dodd, Former President of Tire & Wheel Assembly and Former Executive with Toyota The purpose of the interview was to discuss how Toyota suppliers interact w...

How Toyota Dealers Interact with Toyota

Interview on September 3, 2008, with Steve Gates,Toyota Dealer The purpose of the interview was to discuss how Toyota dealers interact with Toyota and to better understand the dealer’s role in the sup...

Logistics Operation at Toyota in North America

Phone Interview on September 25, 2008, with Mike Botkin, General Manager of Logistics,Toyota The purpose of the interview was to discuss the logistics operation at Toyota in North America. Mike Botkin...

How Toyota Selects and Develops Suppliers

Interview on August 21, 2008, with Jamey Lykins, Toyota Purchasing General Manager The purpose of the interview was to understand how Toyota selects and develops suppliers. Jamey Lykins says that Toyo...

How Toyota Works with its Suppliers

Interview on August 21, 2008, with Gene Tabor, General Manager, Purchasing-Supplier Relations, Supplier Diversity, and Risk Management The purpose of the interview was to discuss how Toyota works with...