Toyota Canada and Its Dealers
"In proud partnership with our dealers, Toyota Canada is pleased to support Canadian Blood Services’ good work both financially and by sharing best practices from the Toyota Production System."
Based on the philosophies of its world-renowned Toyota Production System, Toyota has helped hundreds of organizations improve their own productivity, maximize available resources, and further improve quality and safety.
In its first Canadian project in 2015, the Toyota Production System Support Centre collaborated with Canadian Blood Services to identify and enhance production and distribution processes in its manufacturing facilities. Among its many results, Canadian Blood Services experienced a 40 per cent reduction in packing time, and a 30 per cent reduction in steps taken by employees every day.
Moreover, as of 2017, Toyota Canada and its dealer partners have contributed an annual donation of $210,000 towards automation projects and Canadian Blood Services’ national Centre for Innovation.
Many Toyota dealerships across Canada also encourage their local communities to join Canada’s Lifeline by participating in blood donation events, organizing group donations and other activities. Some dealerships will also be promoting Canadian Blood Services’ Stem Cell Registry.
“We have been deeply impressed by the commitment, enthusiasm and passion that Canadian Blood Services and its team bring to the task of helping others in their time of need,” says Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Corporate at Toyota Canada.