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Strategic Management Choices and Scandals in Toyota

How do the strategic implementation factors contribute to the safety scandals currently facing Toyota? (500-700 words)

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Amasaka (2010) proposes "New JIT", (Toyota's new technology strategy) a new principle of next generation management technology that contributes to corporate management; New JIT consists of a hardware system founded on three core elements: TMS, TDS and TPS, and a software system TQM-S that enables the application of scientific TQM (Total Quality Management). According to this author, today's management challenge is to provide high QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery) products ahead of competitors through "Market Creating" activities, with priority given to customers; this is the mission of New JIT. In the implementation, strategic QCD studies are needed to strengthen core technologies and have them mutually linked as a whole. According to this same author, above all, manufacturers endeavoring to become global companies are required to collaborate with not only affiliated companies but also with non-affiliated companies to achieve harmonious coexistence among them based on cooperation and competition; in other words a so-called 'federation of companies' is needed. According to this paper, New JIT is a management technology strategy model which was verified at Toyota in terms of addressing its recent safety scandals.

According to Amasaka (2010) IT development has led to a market environment where customers can promptly acquire the latest information from around the world with ease; in this age, customers select products that meet their lifestyle and a sense of value on the basis of a value standard that justifies the cost. According to this author, they are strict in demanding the reliability of enterprises through the utility values (quality, reliability) of products; therefore it is apparent from recent safety scandals and recalls that enterprises will be dismissed from society and/or the market if ...

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This author proposes "New JIT", (Toyota's new technology strategy) a new principle of next generation management technology that contributes to corporate management; New JIT consists of a hardware system founded on three core elements: TMS, TDS (Total Development System) and TPS, and a software system TQM-S that enables the application of scientific TQM (Total Quality Management). According to this author, today's management challenge is to provide high QCD (Quality, Cost and Delivery) products ahead of competitors through "market creating activities," with priorities to customers; that is its overall mission.

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