Toyota: Working With Suppliers Case Study by Write Fine

Toyota: Working With Suppliers
A SWOT analysis of GM and Ford's proposal for Toyota to become part of an Internet-based marketplace.
# 112195 | 1,063 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries)

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This paper discusses a proposal for Toyota to participate in an Internet-based marketplace. The paper first discusses Toyota's strengths relative to its competitors and relates that by joining this online venture, Toyota's friendly and conciliatory relationship with its suppliers could be transformed into an adversarial relationship. The paper considers, however, the possibility that Toyota could lose a chance to find a better relationship with new supply companies. The paper then looks at Toyota's opportunity to cut costs in Europe as well as the threat of the company losing its ability to remain competitive in Europe and losing the potential cost-savings of participating on the Internet marketplace. The paper offers recommendations to Toyota and believes that instead of trying to follow an older American model of competition at all costs, Toyota should continue to do what it does best.

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Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Case Study: Some Different Opinions About Working With Suppliers." 27 Apr 2008.
  • Schepp, David. "U.S. Car Makers Fight Back." BBC News. 7 Jan 2003.

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