Team Members

Help Thy Neighbor
September 19, 2017

Help Thy Neighbor

Team members at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas breathed a sigh of relief the morning after Hurricane Harvey passed through San Antonio the last weekend of August. Then they saw what happened to people along the Gulf Coast, and they felt compelled to do what they could to help. 


The Ambassador of TPS
September 13, 2017

The Ambassador of TPS

As TSSC celebrates its 25th anniversary, we sit down with Vice President Jamie Bonini to get the goods on Toyota’s kaizen process, the history of the organization and that satisfying feeling that comes with sharing the Toyota Production System to help outside organizations find better ways of doing their day-to-day work. 


Road Trip: On the Road Again
September 06, 2017

Road Trip: On the Road Again

As we usher in pumpkin spice lattes, football games and hoodies, we celebrate care-free summer getaways with our last installment of Road Trip 2017.


A Great Ride
August 29, 2017

A Great Ride

After 31 years at Toyota Financial Services, Mary Orth knows what it takes to work with great supplier partners.
 


60th Anniversary Reflections
August 29, 2017

60th Anniversary Reflections

We asked some seasoned team members to take a trip down memory lane, revisiting their first jobs, favorite memories and the reason why they like coming to work every day.


Helping People with Needs
August 23, 2017

Helping People with Needs

Earlier this year, Toyota Motor North America formed the Technology for Human Support Group, based in Plano. Doug Moore, senior manager of this new endeavor, offered this glimpse of a not-too-distant future that promises to usher in a different kind of mobility.


Driver’s Seat Video Feature: Train the Trainer
August 23, 2017

Driver’s Seat Video Feature: Train the Trainer

Whenever Toyota comes out with a new product, the company has to educate dealer employees. But how? Well, the Product Education team gathers regional trainers for an intensive, interactive course that goes way beyond the basics. Driver’s Seat gets a glimpse into Train the Trainer.


Norm Bafunno Tackles a Mountain
August 08, 2017

Norm Bafunno Tackles a Mountain

Our new chief competitiveness officer has a tall task in changing the culture of TMNA. Luckily, he’s most at home challenging the status quo. “We can not be just an idea company,” Bafunno says. “We have to be implementers.”


Making Change
August 08, 2017

Making Change

With only five business days each month to order new vehicles, it’s imperative that team members in the Regions can quickly access data. With its color coding and sortable tabs, the Sales Optimization Tool sheds new light on market opportunities. 


On the Move
August 02, 2017

On the Move

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, (TMMI) is one of three plants that now have mobility trams that allow visitors who use wheelchairs to take part in tours.

 



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