Toyota Disaster Recovery

Abstract Disaster recovery is an important part of every business. Whether man made or natural disasters, they will eventually happen to every company in the world. Individuals are always finding ways to get around encryptions, firewalls, and other means of blocking intrusion just to destroy a company's databases and network's. On the other hand, there are many unpredictable things that can create a disaster for any company including but not limited to fire, flood, tornados, viruses, theft and corruption.

Disaster recovery is the subset of business continuity. The disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures that a company should follow to maintain their business continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after the disaster occurred due to nature or human induced disaster. The Toyota Group is best known today is for cars. Toyota is world’s largest automaker by sales.

Toyota primarily conducts business in the automotive industry but in the finance and other industries as well. The company’s primary markets for its automobiles are Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. So, it is very much important that the Toyota Company should maintain their Business Continuity.

Toyota had hard because it makes production of auto mobiles and distribution of auto parts. Toyota taken recovers plans that can resist against disaster. Recently Toyota announced that its profit gained 75 percent due to the Japan Earthquake. They have decided not to take any risk and taken supply chain method in their production with good support and correct planning, security experts, and simple backup generator.

Toyota Disaster Recovery

Toyota commenced in 1933 as the automobile division of Toyota Industries Corporation. Toyota became a separate company in 1937. The Toyota Group is best known today is for cars. Toyota is world’s largest automaker by sales. Toyota primarily conducts business in the automotive industry but in the finance and other industries as well. Toyota sells its vehicle in more than 170 countries and regions.

The company’s primary markets for its automobiles are Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. So, it is very much important that the Toyota Company should maintain their Business Continuity. In today's world, it makes more sense to think about making a company more prepared strategically. Usually that means creating a robust organization and developing a competent employee workforce that can meet any challenge. So, the terrorist attack of September 11th caused many mangers to review and rethink about their business continuity plan. The Toyota Company has taken mature steps to overcome disasters that includes reviews and updates in its plan.

Recently Toyota announced that its profit gained 75 percent due to the Japan Earthquake. They have decided not to take any risk and taken supply chain method in their production with good support and correct planning, security experts, and simple backup generator. Toyota combined its business continuity planning and emergency response into unified disaster management team. Toyota’s disaster management team mission is to “maintain the optimum state of disaster preparedness through planning, preparation, training and exercise.”

Disaster Recovery Disaster recovery is the process of an organisation uses to recover access the data, and also hardware that are needed to recollect the performance to be in normal position after a disaster occurs. While disaster recovery plans have to be focus in every aspect in any organisation and bringing the gap closure after destruction it can be like data, hardware, or software have been lost and the manpower that composes much of any organisation. Individuals are always finding ways to get around encryptions, firewalls, and other means of blocking intrusion just to destroy a company's databases and network's.

There are some basics like offsite storage and the use of online backup that can help companies to be prepared for the worst. The data that companies handle usually equals money, and because of this data needs to be protected by backing that data up and/or duplicated off site. So, basically this recovery must take in every organization when disaster occurred. Toyota said its quarterly net income fell 18.5% and decline to provide full-year forecast due to flooding in Thailand.

Toyota reached its net profit to 13.5 percent to 80.9 billion yen in the last three months of 2011, which occurred in massive disaster of tsunami in Japan. Due to this the all sales of Toyota vehicles fell 7 percent in the United States. It has moved to the profits in 2012 with the record of a 15 percent increase in sales for the month. Toyota developed the company continuity by planning and implementing the certain disaster steps to keep it constant position whenever the disaster occurs.

Effects due to Disaster Recovery Toyota faced a huge effect by the divesting earthquake and tsunami. It also faces huge significant risks to its global operations. Toyota Company stated that its profits fell by 18.5 percent in the last quarter, mainly due to sagging demand for automobiles following Japan’s tsunami disaster and a slow economy in some of Toyota biggest markets. There are several factors have affected the Japanese automaker due to tsunami and earthquake. In Thailand there was a huge flooding due to this the Southeast Asian base is threaten the production of automobiles. It also faced to low there capital income and went worse progressively.

Another strong shock at the northeast coast more and it divested infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and breaking key supply chains. Toyota following the massive affects due to earth quake and tsunami the subsidiary plants that produces the vehicles and parts of the automobiles had stopped production. The Economy also gets a weak signs due to the impact of the Japan Earth quake. The Toyota Company faced shortage parts and it was forced to close the production for several days at the five European plants. The people also killed and left over missing due to this disaster.

The earthquake has damaged the power and transportation, and the tsunami has ruined vehicles that were waiting for export. It is also tough to say how long it takes parts suppliers to get back to fill production to rebound the overall system. Toyota’s vehicles market shares are affected due to the loss of production and sales in the vehicles production. They have stated the recovery of data from the main data base servers in another location to recover from the disaster of the important information. They have decided not to take any risk and taken supply chain method in their production with good support and correct planning, security experts, and simple backup generator.

Disaster Recovery Plan Disaster Recovery plan consists of defining rules, processes, and disciplines to ensure that the critical business processes and disciplines to make sure that the critical organisation processes will continue to function. It gives the planning methods, performs the risk assessments, gives to establish priorities for applications and networks develop recovery strategies and prepare inventory for an organisation. Toyota is currently preparing a plan to create a more robust and quick recovery steps to production.

Toyota Company decided to recover the disaster in such a way that is to develop an infrastructure that can be recovered shortly after the earthquake in less than 14 days. Recovery time will be short and the expected blow due to the earthquake will not be too definite. Toyota stated that they are making a list to see what needs to be done and recover the disaster within two weeks when the next earthquake or any disaster occurs. They have taken recover steps so that to make the plant stronger and able to recover quickly after getting hit quake. Steps for Disaster Recovery

Toyota plans to implement the three steps that will help to recover the destruction occurred due to disaster. * The first step is to develop the manufacturers to increase the production of components and deploy location to various areas so that if a disaster occurs then the disaster occurred location can be managed by other locations. * The second step is to perform more task of production and suppliers to make more stock of inventory and especially for components that cannot be produced in several locations.

This makes stronger to withstand earthquakes disaster. * The final step is to enhance the Toyota’s functional network with its operational independence of Toyota network. With these steps Toyota planned for any disaster which occurred, it can be overcome through it. So, in future when ever any destruction occurred it is capable to fix the solution of production in the market.

Conclusion Toyota Company faced many disasters from the initial stage, it crucial period when the disaster occurred. Due to this Toyota lost the sales, production and manufacturing plants. To overcome this they implemented disaster recovery steps through the supply chain production by maintaining the production plants in various location and data backup servers in different locations to protect their data and their business continuity. Toyota taken recovers plans that can resist against disaster in such a way to maintain their top position in the market.

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