Like its global rivals, Toyota is bracing for the possibility of a rise in U.
Like its competitors, Toyota is struggling against a sharp drop-off in sales and global overcapacity. In other words, the company did not surge past GM in global sales; it simply managed not to fall as far.
Toyota sold fewer cars in than it did inits first yearly sales decline in 10 years. After it closes its fiscal year in March, the new Number One global automaker expects to record its first annual operating loss since it was founded in January was even worse for the major U.
Only Subaru and Hyundai reported U. After years of conservative growth, Toyota accelerated its expansion over the past decade, making it harder to put on the brakes in the current downturn.
But the severity of this downturn has forced Toyota to take some steps that erode its management-worker loyalty pact. In Japan, where Toyota employs about 70, full-time workers, the company cut part of its temporary workforce.
In the United States, it laid off temporary workers at a pickup truck plant in Texas and postponed plans to build its Prius model at a new plant in Mississippi. The company also has enough cash to fuel development of innovative products, and its cars typically maintain their resale value longer than its competitors — which may be another advantage in a cautious economic environment, he notes.
Wharton management professor John R. Kimberly says the appointment is not a reflection on the current leader, Katsuaki Watanabe, who performed ably given the severity of the economic crisis and is moving to the position of vice chairman. While Toyoda is coming into the job nearly eight years younger than is typical in Japan, Kimberly notes, the incoming heir has been groomed for the position for many years and the appointment comes as no surprise.
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