Supplier's Guide

Helping Suppliers Compete

Toyota is committed to helping our suppliers increase their competitiveness in the auto-manufacturing marketplace. This commitment reinforces our policy on cultivating steady, long-term relationships that spawn mutual benefits through mutual trust. This process takes place through two separate programs:

Annual Purchasing Policy:
Toyota values communication and clarity of expectations with our suppliers. Toyota sets annual performance expectations for suppliers in the areas of quality, delivery, cost, and supplier diversity. These expectations are directly related to Toyota's long-term objectives. They are both supplier and product-specific.

Supplier Support System:
Sometimes, suppliers encounter difficulties in their efforts to meet their annual expectations. We dispatch experts to work with suppliers who ask for assistance in devising and implementing necessary improvements.

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