Blog: Dave LeggettToyota reversal?

Dave Leggett | 9 October 2006

I see Toyota has decided that it needs to spend a little more time developing its models, apparently acknowledging that there comes a point at which compressing development time further can bring quality problems.

I'm surprised that Toyota didn't pull out all the stops to examine its processes and systems to sort out the quality problems on the preferred - short - development timescale. Maybe that approach was tried, but the conclusion was that it would be better to simply extend the development time. I guess if any car firm can afford to ease off the gas pedal, it's Toyota.

  

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