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What are the global supply chain management (GSCM) challenges associated with Toyota?

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At a very high level the global supply chain management challenges are quality, cost, and delivery. These challenges are amplified when you consider the breadth of Toyota's supply chain and the staggering number of different suppliers that they deal with.

Toyota has received a significant amount of bad press over the last few years due to recalls, safety, and quality related matters. A large majority of the issues can be traced back to Toyota's separation from the principles that the company was founded on. Not only had Toyota separated from these principles but they were bringing on supplier partners that had no intention of living and breathing the Toyota Production System.

In the early years of Toyota and the Toyota ...

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An 473-word opinion about Toyota's global supply chain challenges with a reference included.