APPEA Exhibitor

TXM will feature as an exhibitor at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition in Brisbane on 5 – 8 June 2016.  APPEA is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Oil PlatformThe APPEA Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition is the largest annual upstream oil and gas event in the southern hemisphere, attracting delegates from across the country and around the world.  Each year, this conference highlights and defines the issues and challenges of upstream petroleum exploration and development on a national and international level.  The APPEA 2016 Conference program will include international keynote presentations, case study presentations, technical updates and panel discussions. In addition, a full technical (concurrent) program, including more than 100 papers and presentations, will be delivered over the three-day event.  Combining a high-quality program and exhibition, the APPEA Conference & Exhibition delivers a unique combination of information-sharing and business opportunities unsurpassed by any other event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Participants to the event can pre-book a meeting with one of the TXM team via the APPEA 2016 conference website.  Just look for TXM Lean Solutions in the Exhibitor list and submit your meeting request.  Alternatively, feel free to stop by Booth 55, located in Exploration Avenue, the main entrance to the Exhibition Hall.

Customers of TXM who wish to access a free exhibition day pass, courtesy of TXM, should contact us.  As you know, we’re always here to help.


Australia is set to become one of the world’s leading energy producers and the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) producer.  This rise to an energy superpower will present the industry with a number of opportunities and challenges as projects transition from construction to operations.  These exciting times will enable and require the industry to invest in becoming a global benchmark for competitiveness and operational excellence.

The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, will open LNG 18 in Perth on 11th April this year.  LNG 18 is the biggest LNG conference and exhibition ever held in Australia and the world’s largest event on the 2016 global LNG calendar.  With over 5,000 participants from around the world, LNG 18 will showcase the industry’s global leaders and most innovative thinkers.

TXM Director, Ron Spiteri, will represent TXM Lean Solutions at LNG 18 to ensure that TXM maintain currency with the value drivers, needs, and direction of the industry.  In doing so, TXM are able to innovate and ensure that they remain at the forefront of Lean Consulting in the Oil & Gas sector.

Attendees of LNG 18 can contact Ron through the attendees listing of the LNG 18 App.LNG18 App


The Assembly Show

TXM will be exhibiting at The Assembly Show 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois on 27 – 29 October, 2015.  The Assembly Show is a premier exhibition that showcases the tools, equipment, and techniques of the fundamental manufacturing process of assembly.  The TXM Stand #1243 will be manned by TXM Director, Ron Spiteri, and TXM Consultant, Theron DeBella, to provide attendees with the understanding of how to leverage their current and proposed assets, including their people, to maximise throughput, capacity, efficiency, and value.

TXM Director Ron Spiteri, will be running a workshop on How to Achieve Sustainable Cultural Change at the 2015 AME International Conference in Cincinnati, USA the worlds largest and most well attended annual Lean Manufacturing Conference.

Ron will be supported by Theron DeBella, TXM Consultant, and Victor Caune, Best Practice Network Director, to facilitate an interactive half day lean workshop on the afternoon of Monday, 19th October 2015 at the Duke Energy Convention Centre in Cincinnati, Ohio.

During this half day workshop, TXM will coach participants on tools, techniques, and strategies that TXM have developed during their years of achieving sustainable cultural change within client organisations.  Participants will:

  • Learn how to define organisational culture
  • Understand the correlation between organisational values, beliefs, and behaviours
  • Explore effective methods for documenting and understanding their organisation’s unique culture
  • Determine culture’s impact on their change initiatives
  • Learn how to overcome cultural barriers to lean implementation
  • Hear how to measure their cultural change
  • Learn how to document strategy using an A3

By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have the confidence to compile their organisation’s cultural strategy.

Ron SpiteriTXM Director, Ron Spiteri, delivered a keynote presentation to a live audience of 3,000, with an additional 4,000 connected via live streaming.  The global audience included both current and up-and-coming business leaders from small- and medium-sized businesses across Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Caribbean, North American, and the UK.   The presentation exposed to attendees the harsh reality of business process efficiencies and the accessibility of transformational improvement.  The audience were provided with a simple technique that any business can use to engage with their employees to understand the activities that create process value and waste, then design and implement effective ways to achieve significant sustainable improvement.  Post-event feedback suggests that the many of the attendees were inspired to evaluate their processes and successful at applying the technique to realise significant process improvement.

The theme of the summit is "pushing boundaries"
The theme of the summit is “pushing boundaries”

Operational Excellence National Summit a Best Practice Network event “Pushing Boundaries” is the theme of this one day summit.
This Summit presents a high powered, interactive program of keynote speakers who will present their unique insights into why some organisations perform well in tough times and whether incremental improvements are enough and how does your company invest in its future?

Senior leaders from:

  • TXM Lean Solutions
  • MtM
  • Fonterra
  • Cimpress
  • Refuel International
  • Visy Fibre Victoria
  • Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council

will provide you with their experiences as well as Roundtable Discussions and a Q&A Panel.

Beyond the Boundaries will keep you engaged through this interactive summit.
The Operational Excellence Summit is specifically designed as a high powered, interactive event which builds new networks, gives you an opportunity to reflect and learn new ideas that you can take back to your work place.

Learn more about the Best Practice Network from our Website

The next Best Practice Network – Special Interest Group will be at the Mondelez Food Innovation Centre in Ringwood, Victoria on 7 July 2015. The session will focus on how to collaborate and co-create to grow your food or beverage business for sustained growth.

The Mondelez Food Innovation Centre boasts some of the most advanced technology in the world for development of food and packaging.
The Mondelez Food Innovation Centre boasts some of the most advanced technology in the world for development of food and packaging including the ability to create a “virtual supermarket shelf”.

Together with the Victorian Government, Mondelez International recently opened its  Food Innovation Centre (FIC) at Ringwood, Victoria, following the company’s largest ever investment in new technologies and innovations. To underpin the survival and renewal of our food manufacturing sector, the centre is focused on unlocking consumer insights and product innovation for export into Asian markets where demand is increasing, and opportunities are significant. The centre is a boost for Victorian food manufacturing innovation. This is your opportunity to come and see how our approach to Innovation through collaboration and co-creation can enable your business for sustained growth

The tour of the FIC will cover:

  • An introduction to the vision and mission of the Food Innovation Centre (world first innovation business model)
  • An overview of our latest Asian insights (East is not West)
  • A tour and immersion into world class innovation capabilities that can fast track your innovation and new product development projects such as Virtual Reality through virtual store and industrial design studio with 3D printing
  • An educational summary on related workshops, training programs and tertiary courses that are available

The presenter of this event, Angeline Achariya General Manager, Food Innovation Centre, has pioneered the vision and execution of the Food Innovation Centre to be a one stop innovation hub with its objective to unlock consumer insights and innovation for export into Asian markets. Through collaborative programs her focus is to connect SMEs, people, state, federal governments, industry, higher education and technology. Angeline’s career in the food industry has spanned from small business, consultancy to blue chip FMCG companies like Masterfoods, Japan’s part of the MARS group; Fonterra, Yum! Brands (owners of KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell). Angeline is very strong in consumer centric design,

Food innovation centre
Advance packaging design at the Food Innovation Centre

front end innovation development, defining and implementing strategic direction for both operating plan and long term innovation imperatives

TXM is a leading manufacturing consulting company in the Asia Pacific region and we enable manufacturers in the food and beverage industries to achieve their business goals utilising lean manufacturing techniques to improve productivity performance and provide project management support for major change projects.

The TXM Team will be on hand at Food Pro 2014, with consultants that can discuss with visitors how lean manufacturing is incorporated into the daily running of a business to improve operational goals. With extensive experience in the food and beverage sector, TXM understand the challenges of providing high quality product to FMCG markets.

Food pro exhibition 2014 to be attended by TXM Lean Consultants

At TXM we are manufacturing people first, consultants second. This means our team have all come from successful careers in a range of manufacturing sectors, including food, beverages and packaging. We have unparalleled experience working in the food and beverage industry including wine making,  agribusiness, confectionery, dairy,non-alcoholic beverages, sauces and condiments, coffee roasting, food service, flour milling, egg farming, meat processing, bakery and fresh produce. We also have very extensive experience working with the packaging industry. As a result our team brings. a deep understanding and passion for the needs of the industry. They combine their Lean Manufacturing expertise with practical experience to ensure companies are more productive and competitive to supply customers with the freshest, safest products

TXM will be highlighting its “Lean Daily Leadership” program – an innovative approach to improving productivity and shop floor engagement that supports the company’s goals for HACCP and GMP through programs such as the 5S lean technique as well as driving performance improvement through daily shop floor metrics and daily problem solving.

For more information and to register to attend – visit the FoodPro 2014 website


Hopefully your packaging area is a bit better organised than this but we find that Lean flow often falls apart at the packaging step
Hopefully your packaging area is a bit better organised than this but we find that Lean flow often falls apart at the packaging step

TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean, will be presenting an interactive full day workshop at Lean Enterprise China’s Lean Transformation in China Summit in Shanghai from June 11-13. The Lean Transformation in China Summit is the peak conference for Lean in China and this year will feature an array of international speakers along with Lean case studies from Siemens, Bosch, Carl Zeiss Vision and Dupont.

The full day TXM Lean Packaging pre-summit workshop on 11 June focuses on the challenges of managing packaging in a Lean Enterprise. This will look from the perspective of packaging users (who need to pack their products) and packaging manufacturers who make the packaging materials. The Lean Packaging workshop will address the problems associated with packaging. Our purpose is to apply Lean Thinking to reduce waste and inventory and improve productivity. Participants will learn practical Lean solutions to common packaging problems and are also encouraged to bring their own problems to discuss in the workshop.

TXM combines considerable knowledge of the packaging industry in the Asia Pacific with a deep understanding of Lean Manufacturing – including helping clients solve problems in the use and management of packaging. View our Case Studies to Learn More

The content of the Lean Packaging workshop will include:

  • Understanding your packaging supply chain and how it interacts with your business.
  • Using lean thinking to re-design your packaging process and supply chain.
  • Discussion of common packaging problem and how to solve them using “Lean Packaging” thinking.