Toyota production principles used to build homes after Harvey

Toyota North America’s nonprofit group called Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) felt compelled to help Houston in the same way it helped New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. TSSC has helped nonprofits become more efficient by applying Toyota principles called TPS, Toyota Production System.

SBP (St. Bernard Project), a nonprofit that received help from Toyota in New Orleans, was building homes at the rate of 120 days per home. After applying TPS the nonprofit was building one home in 62 days.

In Toyota’s near three-decade history of its nonprofit and work sharing TPS, it has helped with nearly 400 projects. SBP is just one of those projects and now the nonprofit is training other nonprofits to implement TPS principles.

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