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The Big Fix at Toyota Motor Sales

Review the The Big Fix at Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) case studies (attached). Respond to the questions here. In your responses be sure to focus on the organizational culture issues and opportunities.

1. Describe the advantages of TMS's new decentralized IS structure. What are the disadvantages?

2. What problems was Cooper trying to solve with the new IS structure? How successful do you think the new structure will be solving these problems?

3. Describe the role of the Executive Steering Committee at TMS. Do you think the Executive Steering Committee is a good idea? Why or why not?

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1. Describe the advantages of TMS's new decentralized IS structure. What are the disadvantages?

When we look at the new structure, it's apparent that the decentralized structure provides more control and more of what TMS needs when taking into consideration their business structure. Cooper quickly discovered that the IS system was both isolated and primitive, so it was in no way acting efficiently for the company. By decentralizing the structure, it automatically improved efficiency. When Cooper redesigned the system, she took into account each segment, which allowed her to form relationships between segments that would generate cost savings and improvements in each area.

The main disadvantages include the costs to build, implement, and maintain the new structure and the time that it would take, including time for implementation, training, and ...

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