How Toyota Kata Helped a Food Bank Double Food Processing with Half the Staff and Space

Hugh Alley is an experienced lean practitioner and industrial engineer, who has experience with the Toyota Kata method of improvement. He has recently applied this approach to a nonprofit food bank in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, based on the KataLab approach developed in Montreal by Jean-Marc Legentil, Marc-Olivier Legentil and Sylvain Landry. He explains […]

Québec Public Mothers’ Milk Bank Able to Support More Premature Babies with Help from an Unlikely Partner: Toyota

Héma-Québec’s Public Mother’s Milk Bank provides breast milk donated by new mothers, to Québec hospitals caring for premature babies born at 32 weeks or earlier, whose mothers are unable to breastfeed. Héma-Québec’s goal was to achieve an annual output of 4,000 litres of milk – an amount that would meet the needs of Québec’s premature […]

IISE Conference volunteer event at Le Chainon in Montreal

At this year’s conference in Montréal, the Sustainable Development Division along with West Monroe Partners, an international consulting firm with an IE oriented practice based in Montréal, coordinated a volunteering event for the Saturday before the conference. This volunteering event served as an opportunity to give back to the community that hosted our annual IIE […]

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