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Nonprofit Management

Engineering Higher Efficiency

Toyota brings its vaunted process improvement method to nonprofits.

 

A giant automotive plant and a community food bank might appear to have little in common. From an engineer’s perspective, however, both are places where products make their way down an assembly line. The goal, whether it’s a new car or holiday food basket, is to get the goods to customers as efficiently as possible.

In a fresh twist on corporate citizenship, Toyota is bringing the automaker’s vaunted process improvement methods to at least 20 nonprofit organizations that are struggling...


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