Toyota Safety Recall

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Introduction Toyota has officially announced that it will recall 2010 model Prius and Lexus HS250h models globally along with the Toyota models in Japan to fix an issue the performance of their braking systems. The latest in a series of safety related problems with Toyotas became public fodder last week when Toyota acknowledged that customers of the third generation hybrid had complained of a loss of stopping power at low speeds.
Safety Recalls, Outsourcing and Inconsistent Competitive priorities Safety recalls are indicators of problems regarding quality management in the operations management of an organization. In Toyota safety recall the company has planned to rectify the problem by recalling the car but the customers may be busy with their work and undergoes lot of mental agony before the problem is rectified. When an organization outsources spare parts especially in automobile industry many suppliers will be supplying parts for organizations. The quality control will be an issue if numbers of suppliers are more in number. The inconsistent competitive priority is also another cause for quality issues.
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1Q. How has operations strategy and competitive priorities evolved in the automobile industry during the last 100 years?
A: There is no competition in the automobile industry before Second World War. The American automobile companies like Ford, General Motors and Chrysler etc have dominated the automobile industry. Later Germany, Japan and UK entered into the automobile market. With the advent of globalization, liberalization and privatization the automobile companies like Toyota, Honda etc have entered into global markets. Toyota has brought revolution in the global automobile industry with its quality and…...

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