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Toyota has a long-standing history of customer success, and that success has bled over into its relationship with suppliers. 

On this episode of Transmission, Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey dive into why Toyota is so great across the board and how it scored a No. 1 ranking on the annual Plante Moran index of automaker-supplier relationships.

Toyota was in the top spot for the 10th year in a row. Robert Young, executive vice president of purchasing supplier development for Toyota Motor North America, joins the show to highlight that achievement. 

Young discusses how the OEM manages its supplier relationships and what will change — or not change — as Toyota starts building more and more electric vehicles.

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