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October 14, 2020

Toyota reshuffles North America supply chain management

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced executive changes to its supply chain management (SCM) operations effective 26 October, 2020.

By Olly Wehring

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced executive changes to its supply chain management (SCM) operations effective 26 October, 2020.

Randy Pflughaupt, group vice president of SCM, is retiring following a 38 year career with Toyota. Pflughaupt held multiple positions with the company, including group vice president of sales administration, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), senior vice president of production control, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (TEMA), group vice president of marketing, as well as several sales region management positions. He also was instrumental in leading cross functional teams supporting the automaker's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving compliance with new USMCA trade requirements.

Keith Robertson, vice president of demand and supply management (DSM), will be promoted to group vice president, SCM, TMNA, replacing Pflughaupt. In his new role, Robertson will be responsible for all North America vehicle supply chain operations, including DSM, project planning and management (PPM), and Toyota Logistics Services (TLS). Robertson will report to Chris Nielsen, executive vice president, product support and chief quality officer, TMNA.

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