Toyota shares its ‘secret sauce’ to help D-FW nonprofits do more

Toyota’s North American headquarters in Plano has a small group of dedicated improvement professionals with a specific set of skills. Their role is to share Toyota’s “secret sauce” with society, which is their Toyota Production System. The Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) is a 16-person team that shares Toyota’s culture of empowering employees to […]

Toyota streamlines the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts

Each season more than 18,000 students attend the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Young People’s Concerts; which translates to coordinating and scheduling approximately 50 school buses, street closures, managing weather complications. CSO invited Toyota to help ensure students’ safety; reduce student dismissal time and maximize the overall experience of students and volunteers. Improvements made: First: reduced […]

Toyota helps Facing Hunger food bank operate more efficiently

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) shared their manufacturing know-how and expertise with the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington, West Virginia. The multi-month project was a collaborative effort and now has the food bank poised to operate more efficiently.  TMMWV team members helped the food bank’s backpack program increase its efficiency by 600 percent. […]

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 […]