Toyota sizes up suppliers for EVs in N.A.Aug. 28
Toyota's North American purchasing arm began assessing the local supply chain more than a year ago as part of the Japanese carmaker's decision to set up an in-house division dedicated to developing EVs.
Toyota monitoring suppliers to ensure disaster readinessNov. 23, 2015
Toyota's new plan: Design parts, then carsJune 15, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp. has launched a program in which it invites suppliers to develop parts three or four years ahead of production -- before the automaker has even begun to design the vehicle. By having suppliers develop parts independently of a vehicle's design, Toyota can give them an extra 12 months to engineer the parts, said Bob Young, Toyota's North American purchasing chief.