Business Case Study: Toyota's Organizational Structure

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What year did Toyota restructure its organization?

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1. How does the just-in-time production system benefit manufacturing organizations like Toyota?

2. What about the traditional Japanese business structure created an environment that led to massive product recalls in 2009 and 2010?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Work on this quiz and worksheet to test what you know about organizational design at Toyota. These questions focus on the organizational history of Toyota and why the organizational design was changed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will determine if you can accurately answer questions about:

  • When and how Toyota restructured
  • Traditional Japanese business structures
  • How many regional divisions Toyota now has

Skills Practiced

You can improve the following study skills by using them to complete this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the organizational structure of Toyota
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the production system used by Toyota
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of organizational structure Toyota began using in the 2000s

Additional Learning

We've designed the lesson that accompanies this quiz, titled Business Case Study: Toyota's Organizational Structure, to help you learn more about this topic. Work on this lesson and you'll be able to increase what you know about:

  • What an organizational structure is
  • Pros and cons of centralized organizational structures
  • Problems with Toyota in 2009 and 2010
  • Changes Toyota made in 2013
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