I’m a big fan of Toyota’s efforts to teach the Toyota Production System and Lean to others, including their efforts to help non-profits and important organizations that serve society. Much of this is done through the TSSC (the Toyota Production System Support Center, formerly the Toyota Supplier Support Center).
Toyota shared some compelling short films with me and I’ve written about three of them over on LinkedIn:
If you don’t have access to LinkedIn at work, you can view one of the videos below (of course, if your organization blocks LinkedIn, they might also block YouTube unfortunately):
You can also view their videos via their “The Toyota Effect” website.
I hope you’ll check out the videos. Do you have any examples of using Lean or TPS to help non-profits in your community?
I’ve done some pro-bono work with Catholic Charities Fort Worth, teaching them daily Kaizen methods for continuous improvement. They’ve used Kaizen to help improve some of their service lines, including a group that provides van rides to those in needs. The drivers use their Kaizen process to suggest and implement ideas that allow them to provide more rides per day with the same precious resources.See #TheToyotaEffect short films at YouTube: http://toyota.us/1P4bRHq #Lean Click To Tweet
As we see in the videos, Lean is very powerful, in many settings. We can use what we’ve learned with Lean and TPS to better serve society…
This post was created in partnership with Toyota. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Toyota.
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