Our years of manufacturing experience have taught us that small improvements can make a big difference – and our Australian team members use this philosophy to find better ways of doing things each day. Over time, we’ve learned that this approach can help other organisations, too.

For more than a decade, we’ve shared our knowledge — known as the Toyota Production System — with other manufacturers in our supply chain to enable them to develop better ways of doing their day-to-day work. Together, we find solutions that make them more productive, maximise available resources, or improve quality and safety. Over the past two years, we have expanded our focus to work with non-automotive manufacturers and non-profits to share the Toyota philosophy with more people and organisations.

Sharing our ideas this way makes it possible for our partners stay competitive and preserve jobs or support more people in need — and that benefits all of us.

Our partners are manufacturers as well as non-profits working in poverty relief and healthcare. Click here to see a few examples of what we’ve accomplished with General Industry, and here to see what we've done with non-profits.

When our partners tell us about their challenges, we don’t know all the answers right away.  What we do know is that we have to roll up our sleeves and meet them on the “shop floor” to learn more. This gives us an up-close look at how they operate so we can work together to find solutions.  Once our partners learn our approach, we encourage them to make it their own and use it every day.

We’re always excited to have businesses and non-profits invite us to work with them. If you’re interested in partnering with us or just want to learn more about our approach, please contact us here.

Roy Oh
Acting Corporate Manager TSSC Project