Toyota creates roundtables to gain supplier feedback in US

By Greg Migliore, Automotive News

Detroit, Michigan — Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc. is holding roundtables with groups of 10 to 15 suppliers as it tries to take the pulse of the supplier industry.

The roundtables, which began this year, are sounding boards for Toyota to learn what suppliers need to operate more effectively, said James Wiseman, Toyota vice president of corporate affairs.

Wiseman spoke last week at the Automotive Industry Action Group’s AutoTech 2005 leadership conference here.

Wiseman said a member of Toyota’s upper management participates in…

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