This solution is focused on operations management questions. It explores the relationships between lean manufacturing andbusiness strategy and the importance of both while using Toyota and a case study called “Toyota: The Accelerator Crisis” as its basis for consideration. Other study material used and referenced in this solution are:
Porter, M. E. (1996). What is strategy? Harvard Business Review, 74(6), 61-78.
Toyota: The Accelerator Crisis (2010) by Greto, Schotter, and Teagarden
Chapter 6: Russell, R. S., & Taylor, B. W. (2011). Operations management: Creating value along the supply chain (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.