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SELF-ORGANIZATION AND CLUSTERED CONTROL IN THE TOYOTA GROUf % LESSONS FROM THE AKIN FIRE

@inproceedings{Nishiguchi1998SELFORGANIZATIONAC,
  title={SELF-ORGANIZATION AND CLUSTERED CONTROL IN THE TOYOTA GROUf \% LESSONS FROM THE AKIN FIRE},
  author={T. Nishiguchi},
  year={1998}
}
Japanese supplier management practices have in past years attracted much attention in the US and Europe. Several aspects of these practices still remain relatively neglected, however, such as collaborative relationships between suppl iers themselves. In this paper we argue that a recent incident involving Toyota and its supplier network reveals the importance of these relationships and their impl icat ions for firm competitiveness. We describe how Toyota suppliers effectively and rapidly… Expand
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