Assembly lines that run like clockwork. Supplies that arrive just in time. Dedicated workers trained to spot defects, churning out quality cars in the millions. Such are the trademarks of "Toyota Way" manufacturing.

That's why the automaker's recent bungling over a spate of global recalls appears so out of character.

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