Toyota’s Top Suppliers


    Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. :: Toyota Honors Top Suppliers For 2006

    Toyota Way Principle #11:

    Respect your extended network of partners and suppleirs by challenging them and helping them improve.

    I'm sure Toyota won't be dumping these (or any?) suppliers because someone else offers a slightly cheaper price?

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    1. I agree: Grow together with your suppliers and partners for mutual benefit. This all hinges on:

      . Mutual Understanding & Trust
      . Interlocking Structures
      . Information Sharing
      . Kaizen & Learning
      . Compatible Capabilities
      . Control Systems
      . Joint Improvement Activities

      We shall see ….



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