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Old 02-10-2009   #1
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Toyota Motor Corporation is Japan’s top auto manufacturer and has experienced significant growth in global sales over the last two decades. A key issue facing Toyota is the design of its global production and distribution network .Part of Toyota’s global strategy is to open factories in every market it serves .Toyota must decide what production capability of each of the factories will be, as this is significant impact on the desired distribution system. At one extreme, each plant can be equipped only for local production .At the other extreme each plant is capable of supplying every market. Prior to 1996, Toyota used specialized local factories for each market .After Asian financial crisis in 1996/1997, Toyota redesigned its plant so that it can also export to market that remain strong when the local market weakens. Toyota calls this strategy “global complementation”.
Whether to the global or local is also an issue for Toyota’s part plants .Should they be designed for local consumption or should there be few parts plants globally that supply multiple assembly plants?. For any global manufacturer like Toyota, one must address the following questions regarding the configuration and capability of the supply chain.
1. Where should the plants be located and what degree of flexibility should be built into each? What capacity should each plant have?
2. Should plants be able to produce for all markets or only specific contingency markets?
3. How should markets be allocated to plants and how frequently should this allocation be revised?
4. What kind of flexibility should be built into distribution system?
5. How should this flexible investment be valued?
6. What actions may be taken during product design to facilitate this flexibility?
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good post. I think this matrix / scenario building ignores external enviornment completely
which is regylatory environment, trade and traiff barriers and restrictive trade policies.
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good post. I think this matrix / scenario building ignores external enviornment completely
which is regylatory environment, trade and traiff barriers and restrictive trade policies.
please can i get the answers for the toyota case study
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Toyota Motor Corporation is Japan’s top auto manufacturer and has experienced significant growth in global sales over the last two decades. A key issue facing Toyota is the design of its global production and distribution network .Part of Toyota’s global strategy is to open factories in every market it serves .Toyota must decide what production capability of each of the factories will be, as this is significant impact on the desired distribution system. At one extreme, each plant can be equipped only for local production .At the other extreme each plant is capable of supplying every market. Prior to 1996, Toyota used specialized local factories for each market .After Asian financial crisis in 1996/1997, Toyota redesigned its plant so that it can also export to market that remain strong when the local market weakens. Toyota calls this strategy “global complementation”.
Whether to the global or local is also an issue for Toyota’s part plants .Should they be designed for local consumption or should there be few parts plants globally that supply multiple assembly plants?. For any global manufacturer like Toyota, one must address the following questions regarding the configuration and capability of the supply chain.
1. Where should the plants be located and what degree of flexibility should be built into each? What capacity should each plant have?
2. Should plants be able to produce for all markets or only specific contingency markets?
3. How should markets be allocated to plants and how frequently should this allocation be revised?
4. What kind of flexibility should be built into distribution system?
5. How should this flexible investment be valued?
6. What actions may be taken during product design to facilitate this flexibility?
where to get the answers for these questions?
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Toyota Motor Corporation is Japan’s top auto manufacturer and has experienced significant growth in global sales over the last two decades. A key issue facing Toyota is the design of its global production and distribution network .Part of Toyota’s global strategy is to open factories in every market it serves .Toyota must decide what production capability of each of the factories will be, as this is significant impact on the desired distribution system. At one extreme, each plant can be equipped only for local production .At the other extreme each plant is capable of supplying every market. Prior to 1996, Toyota used specialized local factories for each market .After Asian financial crisis in 1996/1997, Toyota redesigned its plant so that it can also export to market that remain strong when the local market weakens. Toyota calls this strategy “global complementation”.
Whether to the global or local is also an issue for Toyota’s part plants .Should they be designed for local consumption or should there be few parts plants globally that supply multiple assembly plants?. For any global manufacturer like Toyota, one must address the following questions regarding the configuration and capability of the supply chain.
1. Where should the plants be located and what degree of flexibility should be built into each? What capacity should each plant have?
2. Should plants be able to produce for all markets or only specific contingency markets?
3. How should markets be allocated to plants and how frequently should this allocation be revised?
4. What kind of flexibility should be built into distribution system?
5. How should this flexible investment be valued?
6. What actions may be taken during product design to facilitate this flexibility?
Where can I get the answers for the Toyota Case Study?
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Toyota Motor Corporation is Japan’s top auto manufacturer and has experienced significant growth in global sales over the last two decades. A key issue facing Toyota is the design of its global production and distribution network .Part of Toyota’s global strategy is to open factories in every market it serves .Toyota must decide what production capability of each of the factories will be, as this is significant impact on the desired distribution system. At one extreme, each plant can be equipped only for local production .At the other extreme each plant is capable of supplying every market. Prior to 1996, Toyota used specialized local factories for each market .After Asian financial crisis in 1996/1997, Toyota redesigned its plant so that it can also export to market that remain strong when the local market weakens. Toyota calls this strategy “global complementation”.
Whether to the global or local is also an issue for Toyota’s part plants .Should they be designed for local consumption or should there be few parts plants globally that supply multiple assembly plants?. For any global manufacturer like Toyota, one must address the following questions regarding the configuration and capability of the supply chain.
1. Where should the plants be located and what degree of flexibility should be built into each? What capacity should each plant have?
2. Should plants be able to produce for all markets or only specific contingency markets?
3. How should markets be allocated to plants and how frequently should this allocation be revised?
4. What kind of flexibility should be built into distribution system?
5. How should this flexible investment be valued?
6. What actions may be taken during product design to facilitate this flexibility?


Hi did anyone of you get an answer to any of these questions? Need help asap
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