Information flow structure in large-scale product development organizational networks

Dan Braha, Yaneer Bar-Yam

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

6 Scopus citations


On February 1, 1997, a major fire swept through one of Aisin Seiki's plants supplying brake fluid proportioning valves (or P-valves) to all Toyota vehicles manufactured by Toyota-group plants in Japan (Reitman, 1997; Nishiguchi and Beaudet, 1998). The sole reliance of Toyota on Aisin Seiki's supply and the low inventory levels of the P-valves inventory due to a just-in-time (JIT) operating environment threatened to shut down Toyota's 20 auto plants in Japan for weeks and damage local economies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Business Networks
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)3540228403, 9783540228400
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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