Toyota's quality meetings faded away


I know that when Akio Toyoda took over as CEO last year, he made it clear that he was not happy with the way that Toyota had been run in previous years. He did not believe that becoming the largest car maker in the world should have ever been Toyota's #1 goal. He believed that the company expanded too quickly, had too many models and was not focusing on quality which was the foundation of Toyota's reputation and image.

The question is, will Akio Toyoda be able to turn things around? It's too early to say - he's been in the job for less than a year and the dust from the recent events hasn't even settled. But it's clear that he's got a hell of a lot of work ahead of him.