Base Technologies: It's Proprietary

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-09-05 Print this article Print

At Toyota, proprietary applications run manufacturing operations.

Toyota primarily uses proprietary applications to run its manufacturing operations, and technology from outside vendors to manage the business. Its preference is to standardize on one technology to eliminate Muda (waste).

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Database for ERP Oracle 9i Oracle
CRM Siebel for Automotive Siebel/Oracle
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Application integration Tibco BusinessWorks Tibco Software
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