Ending Hunger in Boston with Lean

Just like their for­-profit peers, nonprofit organizations, including food banks, deal with a lack of timely deliveries and other logistical complications. Since these problems are just like similar issues that plague warehousing and manufacturing, lean and the Toyota Production System (TPS) are ideal strategies to remove these obstacles. Several years ago, The Greater Boston Food […]

Toyota and Babson College Partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank

Toyota and Babson College’s Social Innovation Lab partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to help expedite the distribution of food to those in need.  The partnership aims to enhance productivity, and inventory control practices at GBFB while teaching Babson students a real-world lesson in how Toyota’s manufacturing know-how can enhance the work of nonprofits. Babson faculty have […]