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.