Toyota Australia has produced an inspiring and uplifting video about the work the company has done with genU to help people with disability and management improve business efficiencies in Geelong.
genU enlisted the Toyota Production System Support Centre (TSSC) team to implement the principles and practices of the Toyota Production System (TPS) across business divisions including genU Business Enterprises, Individual Support Services and genU Participate.
TSSC team members had a significant impact at genU Business Enterprises’ commercial kitchen and warehouse, where they transformed day-to-day practices at the Douro Street Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) in North Geelong.
Supported employees with disabilities and genU staff worked closely with the TSSC team, to identify improvements and efficiencies in everyday tasks. The process upskilled supported employees, improved team culture, reduced stress levels in staff and ultimately provided cost and time savings to the business.
Toyota Australia’s Senior Manager of TSSC, Roy Oh said the application of Toyota Production System principles allowed tried and tested knowledge to inform genU’s practices, so they could build capability to stay competitive and preserve jobs within the local community.
“It has been a pleasure working with genU, a hard-working, dedicated service that was working tirelessly to keep up with the demand. We have the utmost respect for the service they provide, and it was great to give back in a way that assists their long-term sustainability.”
genU CEO Claire Amies said she was impressed with the impact of the work Toyota and genU teams had completed across the organisation.
“The TPS projects at genU have created new possibilities for our teams, and we have been particularly inspired by the amazing changes at our Douro Street site,” she said.
“Seeing the work captured through Toyota’s new video has given us time to reflect on how this work has significantly improved these business areas.”
Watch the uplifting video below.