Toyota Canada Honors ICL, Inc. with Kaizen Excellence Award


LAS VEGAS – At their annual Vehicle Logistics Partners Meeting on September 10th, Toyota Canada, Inc. (TCI) honored ICL, Inc. with the Kaizen Excellence Award, citing the company’s long-standing commitment to ongoing improvement, reinvestment, and innovation. TCI’s Ernie Moore, director of corporate logistics; and Sean Fogarty, manager of logistics planning; presented the award to Patrick Donahoe, ICL founder and CEO; Brian Hook, vice president of operations; and, Tom Swennes, vice president of strategic planning and administration.

Business partners since 2006, TCI uses ICL’s cloud-based MatrixSCM solution to manage the transportation of Toyota, Lexus and Scion badged vehicles to TCI’s dealers across Canada. MatrixSCM provides TCI complete visibility of their vehicle transportation network from order to delivery, with the ability to track vehicles across all modes of transport, generate estimated time of arrival (ETA) for vehicles in route, and audit the invoices submitted by TCI’s transportation partners.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized for this award,” said Donahoe. “We have learned much from Ernie and his team over the years, and our success as a company is in large part the result of internalizing Toyota’s kaizen philosophy in all that we do.”

Kaizen is a Japanese term that refers to the practice of continuous improvement, a key tenant of the Toyota Production System. Companies that embrace the Kaizen model look to all individuals involved in a process to focus efforts on small, continuous improvements, resulting in positive results on a grand scale.

Established in 1992, privately-owned ICL, Inc is the leader in cloud-based solutions designed specifically for the finished automotive logistics supply chain.

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