Toyota’s earthquake strategy: paying off or paying the price? (SCM World)

Professor David Simchi-Levi, a supply chain risk expert at MIT who has done much to develop the time to recovery (TTR) concept, agrees that Toyota has taken steps in the right direction. Nevertheless, as long as its manufacturing and sourcing operations continue to be heavily based in Japan, it will be more prone to disruptions than rivals like Honda and Nissan, which have more distributed supply chains.

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