Japan sales/prod

Toyota supplier Denso considers Japan expansion as yen weakens

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014

Denso is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a reason to believe his weak yen policy will eventually boost investment by manufacturers. The supplier, an affiliate of Toyota and the automaker's biggest supplier, said it’s considering expanding production in Japan....
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Japan's keiretsu suppliers at risk in a new reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Japanese suppliers are struggling to adjust to a new business reality that threatens to undermine the country's keiretsu system of tightknit cooperation between carmakers and their favorite-son suppliers. Blame the unraveling on an immutable truth: Japan's carmakers have stopped expanding at home....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why the supplier price-fixing investigation looms large

9:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

There's three dozen people in the auto supply chain who should be on the mind of everyone attending the Management Briefing Seminars here this year....
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Toyota's future manufacturing plans see humans replacing robots

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014

Toyota’s next step forward in manufacturing is counter-intuitive in an age of automation: Humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process....
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