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Toyota Motor Corp Case Study including Generic Strategies, Product Range, Growth and Marketing Strategies

Toyota Motor Corp Case Study including Generic Strategies, Product Range, Growth and Marketing Strategies

Summary

The overarching strategy of Toyota is skewed towards cost leadership, the strategy employed by its flagship brand which accounts for the vast majority of its sales. Cost leadership where Toyota’s competitive advantage stems from is a result of a lean manufacturing method and standardized methods and processes that save costs and increase productivity. The company’s culture is another source of competitive advantage not only maintaining cost leadership by supporting the lean manufacturing prices, but also by helping create hard innovation that has led to differentiation.

Key Highlights

- The overarching strategy of Toyota is skewed towards cost leadership, the strategy employed by its flagship brand which accounts for the vast majority of its sales. Cost leadership where Toyota’s competitive advantage stems from is a result of a lean manufacturing method and standardized methods and processes that save costs and increase productivity. The company’s culture is another source of competitive advantage not only maintaining cost leadership by supporting the lean manufacturing prices, but also by helping create hard innovation that has led to differentiation.
- The Toyota Motor company has extensive product breadth as its product lines are not limited to the manufacturing of passenger and commercial vehicles. In addition to the above, Toyota also provides mobility services, financial services, warranties, and car services to its customers. Toyota has large product depth in passenger and commercial vehicles, a reflection of the company’s mix of strategies through different brands. Notably, the company’s large product breadth also stems from a relatively high level of product customization to local markets.
- The company has adopted a mix of growth strategies, which puts more emphasis on product development, as well as market development. Electric and fuel cell vehicles, along with sales in emerging markets are the company’s top growth priorities.

Scope

- The analysis of generic strategies, product mix and growth strategies serve as essential tools to understand the key success factors of Toyota, as well as its future strategy approach.
- Brief on Toyota's generic strategies, marketing mix (through use of the 4Ps) and growth strategies.

Reasons to Buy

- What is Toyota's overarching growth strategy?
- What is Toyota's strategy regarding its product range?
- What are Toyota's main growth strategies?

Table of Contents

1. OVERVIEW
1.1. Catalyst
1.2. Summary
2. TOYOTA’S GENERIC STRATEGIES
2.1. A production process that maintains a cost competitive advantage
2.2. A company culture that creates innovation
3. MARKETING MIX
3.1. Product
3.1.1. Product Range (Depth and Breadth)
3.1.2. Quality
3.2. Place
3.2.1. Manufacturing Locations
3.2.2. Trade Channels and Sales Locations
3.3. Price
3.3.1. Price Strategy
3.3.2. Costs
3.4. Promotion
3.4.1. Advertising
3.4.2. Promotional Channels
4. GROWTH STRATEGIES
4.1. Diversification: New Markets - New Products
4.1.1. Tapping into the emerging prospect of hydrogen fuel
4.1.2. Backwards integration with the production of electric car batteries
4.2. Product Development: Existing Markets - New Products
4.2.1. A strategic shift to electric vehicles
4.2.2. Hydrogen-fueled vehicles are a long-term bet for Toyota
4.2.3. Limited new ICE model launches over the last two years focused on the domestic market
4.3. Market Development: Existing Products - New Markets
4.3.1. Launching selected models into emerging markets
4.3.2. Mobility as business: Expanding auto-leasing
5. APPENDIX
5.1. Sources
5.2. Further reading
6. ASK THE ANALYST
7. ABOUT MARKETLINE

List of Figures
Figure 1: Generic Strategies - Competitive Advantage, Toyota Motor Corporation brands
Figure 2: Toyota’s top-20 selling models, by vehicle size, type and pricing status, 2017-2021
Figure 3: Toyota’s memorable marketing campaigns
Figure 4: Toyota’s modern marketing campaigns
Figure 5: Ansoff Matrix

Report Title: Toyota Motor Corp Case Study including Generic Strategies, Product Range, Growth and Marketing Strategies


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