The Story TLS Fremont rst came into contact with StopWaste Partnership at a cwebinar d #eaturing three o# StopWaste 9s most success#ul clients. They participated in the webinar to see i# StopWaste Partnership services could help the company achieve its goal o# producing zero waste by 2006. By employing the Japanese management concept o# Kaizen , the Fremont #acility has continuously improved its environmental per#ormance and has become an excellent partner.
Challenges TLS Fremont knows that cutting waste increases e# ciency and pro ts, so it sets demanding environmental per#ormance standards. These standards are taken seriously and the company is striving to reach zero waste as soon as possible. To do this, it has to increase recycling, use reusable shipping containers, and eliminate waste through care#ul supply chain management.
Recycling and Waste Prevention Case Study Toyota Logistics Services Toyota Logistics S+7vic+s (TLS), a No7th Am+7ican Division o, Toyota Moto7s, is h+adqua7t+7+d in To77anc+, Cali,o7nia, and has six V+hicl+ D+liv+7y C+nt+7s in th+ Unit+d Stat+s. Its V+hicl+ D+liv+7y C+nt+7 in F7+mont +mploys 200 p+opl+ who customiz+ and upg7ad+ Toyota ca7s and t7ucks st7aight ,7om th+ ,acto7y oo7. Th+y p7oc+ss 400,000 v+hicl+s a y+a7.
Challenges " Commitm+nt to Kaizen , continuous imp7ov+m+nt " TLS F7+mont ... more. less.
ta7g+t o, z+7o wast+ by 2006 " D+si7+ to boost p7oductivity & cut costs Solutions " Supply chain manag+m+nt analysis " Wast+ p7+v+ntion 7+comm+ndations " Assistanc+ to imp7ov+ 7+cycling " $5,000 mini-g7ant Benefts " Combin+d annual savings o, $3.5 million ,o7 all six TLS ,aciliti+s " 75% 7+duction o, wast+ " Ov+7 120 tons o, 7+sou7c+s div+7t+d ,7om th+ landfll +ach y+a7 Facts-at-a-Glance cBring a group of employees together to come up with the ideas of what to put in place and where, and work on the plan together. Then follow the 8PDCA 9 model: Plan the project, do it, ch+ck to see if it 9s working, and act to correct it if not. d KAreN MOOre envi7onm+ntal and Sa,+ty engin++7, TLS F7+mont TLS Fremont recycles a wide variety o# materials. Here Nick Wimberly, PPO Team Leader, unloads used car parts #or recycling.<br><br> cThe key to our success was making sure all of the associates were aware of the recycling program, then giving regular updates to keep them engaged in the process. Having the right supplies in the correct areas is also important, which means that regular observations as to what is being placed where are essential. d KAreN MOOre envi7onm+ntal and Sa,+ty engin++7, TLS F7+mont The StopWaste Partnership Th+ StopWast+ Pa7tn+7ship is a ,7++ t+chnical assistanc+ s+7vic+ d+dicat+d to imp7oving th+ +nvi7onm+ntal p+7,o7manc+ and 7+ducing costs o, Alam+da County busin+ss+s and public ag+nci+s. Th+ p7og7am p7ovid+s +xp+7t suppo7t and ,unding to p7+v+nt wast+, cons+7v+ wat+7 and +n+7gy, and us+ all 7+sou7c+s mo7+ +,fci+ntly.<br><br> The bottom line: Fo7 TLS F7+mont ,acility: " $12,000 savings in disposal costs " $15,000 savings by +liminating 7unning boa7d packaging " $5,000 mini-g7ant ,o7 7+cycling bin pu7chas+ Solutions r+duc+ wast+ and cut costs by switching to 7+usabl+ shipping contain+7s, th7ough supply chain manag+m+nt, and by +xpanding 7+cycling. Toyota Logistics Services © 2005 StopWast+.O7g. P7int+d on 100% 7+cycl+d pap+7; 50% post-consum+7 cont+nt.<br><br> Visit www.stopwaste.org/partnership o7 call 1-877-STOPWASTE. Reusable Shipping Containers Carpet used to be shipped in one-time-use cardboard boxes on pallets. Now, at all six Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) vehicle delivery #acilities, carpet is shipped in large reusable plastic containers that collapse, stack, and don 9t require a pallet.<br><br> This switch prevents 3,000 tons o# combined wood and cardboard waste and saves $3.5 million #or all six #acilities every year. Supply Chain Management TLS Fremont has arranged to have multiple truck running boards shipped together in the same container. Previously, running boards were packaged individually in Styro#oam and cardboard boxes.<br><br> Now compostable cornstarch-based #oam is used, and the running boards are packed 14 to a box. The cornstarch packaging and cardboard are recycled a#ter use. This project has cut packaging costs by $15,000 a year.<br><br> In 2005 the truck bed o# the Tacoma was changed 4#rom metal with a liner to a composite bed. The new composite bed not only eliminates the need #or a liner, but also means the packaging used to ship liners is no longer needed. These modi cations have cut pallet use in hal#.<br><br> Expanded Recycling TLS Fremont expanded recycling collection by placing additional bins throughout its o# ce and on the #actory foor, and by increasing the types o# materials collected. StopWaste Partnership provided #unding #or the new bins plus signage, including bilingual posters; made presentations to sta##; and helped with bin placement. They recycle cardboard, mixed paper, beverage containers, plastic lm, car parts, #ood waste, and cornstarch packaging.<br><br> The company has reduced its garbage bill by $12,000 a year and is actually earning revenue by selling some materials to recycling vendors.