Toyota, as everyone is aware, has been giving American and its Japanese competitors constant pressure as the firm continues to move to new heights. The major defections could have an impact ultimately on Toyota's North American operations. In the story the writer, Yuri Kageyama states,
In just the last three months, three senior executives in Toyota's North American business abruptly left for rivals. The high-profile defections underline a new danger looming for the Japanese automaker - the lure of U.S. companies wooing the best in its ranks.Always keep an eye on multiple management changes at companies, even when those changes are below the top C-level executives. Such changes may be an indicator of something going on at the firm.
The executive exodus signals the overseas growing pains at Toyota Motor. It now sells three-quarters of its vehicles outside Japan and runs more than 50 manufacturing plants abroad, including five vehicle-assembly plants in the United States.