Oriental Toyota Management Shakeup

Mar 6, 2013 Full story: USA Today 19

Toyota has recalled millions of defective cars and has announced a giant management shakeup, both at its headquarters in Japan and around the world.

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Root

Shreveport, LA

#1 Mar 6, 2013
I'm surprised they are having manger troubles in the USA and Japan.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#2 Mar 6, 2013
One new board member and five promotions doesn't sound much like a shakeup.
Let alone a giant management shakeup.
Sounds more like a typical reshuffling of responsibilities.
Companies do that all the time.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3 Mar 6, 2013
How about three executive vice presidents stepping down, adding three outsiders including the first foreigner (an American GM exec) to the board since 07?

Sounds like a shake rattle and roll to me.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#4 Mar 6, 2013
Don't make mountains out of molehills.
All that's happening is head office is decentralizing.
Giving more autonomy to regional operations.
That was needed, and has been implemented.
Good move.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#5 Mar 6, 2013
Proteus wrote:
Don't make mountains out of molehills.
All that's happening is head office is decentralizing.
Giving more autonomy to regional operations.
That was needed, and has been implemented.
Good move.
You might want to tell the world media that. They seem to disagree with you.
Toyota owner

Nonthaburi, Thailand

#6 Mar 7, 2013
They never recall any car in Thai, buy Thai Toyota cars here. Yeah............

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#7 Mar 7, 2013
Hiring a GM exec is like designing a car after the Chevy Vega.....
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#8 Mar 7, 2013
Root wrote:
<quoted text>You might want to tell the world media that. They seem to disagree with you.
Obviously you just read those world media headlines and see only what you want to see.
Every one of them--literally every one--all say what I posted.
They all agree, the move is seen as positive and necessary.
The words "shake up" appear in the header, but the body of the piece clearly states the move was intended to give regional ops more responsibility and autonomy.
IMO Root, if Toyota's chairman had a toothache, you would seize on that, post it prominently, bleed it to death, and insist it was the beginning of the end for the company.
Face it, you are not, and never have been, a fan.
Yet you routinely lead us to believe otherwise at every opportunity, and consistently paint the company in a negative light.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#10 Mar 7, 2013
And if you read many of those "world media" reports, they also state that most, if not all auto companies are doing the same thing.
Decentralizing responsibility and authority is a prudent move.
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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#12 Mar 7, 2013
Proteus wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously you just read those world media headlines and see only what you want to see.
Every one of them--literally every one--all say what I posted.
They all agree, the move is seen as positive and necessary.
The words "shake up" appear in the header, but the body of the piece clearly states the move was intended to give regional ops more responsibility and autonomy.
IMO Root, if Toyota's chairman had a toothache, you would seize on that, post it prominently, bleed it to death, and insist it was the beginning of the end for the company.
Face it, you are not, and never have been, a fan.
Yet you routinely lead us to believe otherwise at every opportunity, and consistently paint the company in a negative light.
Ah this move [is] huge. These moves are an incredible change of leadership and speak volumes that Toyota has finally relinquished the reigns to American management to provide domestic control over its product. Jim Lentz takes over for Akio and Terashi anf they bring in some GM Brass too? Oh it’s absolute and huge.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#13 Mar 7, 2013
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Ah this move [is] huge. These moves are an incredible change of leadership and speak volumes that Toyota has finally relinquished the reigns to American management to provide domestic control over its product. Jim Lentz takes over for Akio and Terashi anf they bring in some GM Brass too? Oh it’s absolute and huge.
Huge or otherwise (and that's just your interpretation JJFADS), it's a positive move, and solidly warranted.
It should never be seen as a negative, and that's all I'm trying to say.
It will undoubtedly benefit Toyota's already remarkable comeback going forward.
Even you can't deny that.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#14 Mar 7, 2013
Sorry about the duplication.
I hit the IPad screen twice by mistake.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#15 Mar 7, 2013
Proteus wrote:
<quoted text>
Huge or otherwise (and that's just your interpretation JJFADS), it's a positive move, and solidly warranted.
It should never be seen as a negative, and that's all I'm trying to say.
It will undoubtedly benefit Toyota's already remarkable comeback going forward.
Even you can't deny that.
Oh I agree 100%. This is a very positive move. This is something they should’ve done years ago.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#16 Mar 7, 2013
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I agree 100%. This is a very positive move. This is something they should’ve done years ago.
I'm sure Root will either (1) make amends for his error in interpretation of the article, or (2) deny he ever said what he said, or (3) post one of his "I'm so happy Volt is number one" never endums, or just lay low because he's embarrassed because he got a comeuppance.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#17 Mar 7, 2013
Nope, you’re wrong. I'm surprised they are having trouble in Japan and the USA. I figured they would not be having trouble or as you don’t like that word (issue) in Japan. Never meant anything bad about it and you should not have interpreted it like that.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#18 Mar 7, 2013
Root wrote:
Nope, you’re wrong. I'm surprised they are having trouble in Japan and the USA. I figured they would not be having trouble or as you don’t like that word (issue) in Japan. Never meant anything bad about it and you should not have interpreted it like that.
Most other automakers would like to have trouble like Toyota.
Number one in the world, profits really up there, getting their quality issues sorted out, earthquake damage fixed, model lineup right where it needs to be, etc,etc.
C'mon Root, they're not the big bad wolf you seem to want everyone to believe.
And in this case (the article about shake ups), the management shuffle was a long time coming and now it's done.
No doubt it'll bode we'll for Toyo's future.
What harm is that.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#19 Mar 7, 2013
Besides, the "shake up" isn't about trouble.
It's about making something that was more or less OK better.
What's wrong with that?
Every business should be doing the same.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#20 Mar 7, 2013
Umm don’t take me wrong here. Toyota’s quality problems have not stopped. They are having recalls every month and will probably be number one again. This “long time coming” management shakeup is what the fourth in the last few years? Camry was down last month also.

Don’t get me wrong here. Just don’t discredit what I say. No wolves should be involved.

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