Our new chief competitiveness officer has a tall task in changing the culture of TMNA. Luckily, he’s most at home challenging the status quo. “We can not be just an idea company,” Bafunno says. “We have to be implementers.”
In the run up to the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway in May, the Kansas City Region joined forces with Toyota Motorports, Saatchi and Saatchi and others to help women in need in their community.
With only five business days each month to order new vehicles, it’s imperative that team members in the Regions can quickly access data. With its color coding and sortable tabs, the Sales Optimization Tool sheds new light on market opportunities.
A recent gathering of representatives from throughout the Toyota organization, including several high-ranking executives, cast a spotlight on the company's commitment to the safety of team members who work on the assembly lines of its North American manufacturing facilities.
Dreams really do come true. For Francisco Montes, plastics team leader at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), that’s not just soaring rhetoric. It’s the actual path his life has taken since he came to this country from Cuba 10 years ago.
A year ago, TMMK team member Scott Keene and his wife lost their three-year-old daughter to heart failure. So when his colleagues at the Kentucky plant saw an opportunity to buoy his spirits by sending him on a fishing trip with their managers, they didn't hesitate to rally to his cause.
Did you know Toyota has a virtual reality studio in Torrance? When we found out this bit of information, we had to try it out to see how this still-growing technology is going to change our industry. But we also had to goof off a little, too.
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