Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from TXM Lean Solutions!

This year has been our most rewarding yet, with the launch of TXM Training in 2019 we saw over 130 participants in over 15 different on-site real world locations. TXM Training is running in 2020 across Australia but we can provide in-house across the globe.

Our North American presence has expanded with 3 new consultants to service our North American clients. Be on the look out for more case studies and videos about our North American clients. Our UK team have been busy exhibiting at packaging and supply chain management exhibitions. Be on the look out for us at PPMA Total October 2020.

We would like to say thanks to all of our clients around the world for a busy and productive 2019 & Thank You for giving us the chance to do what we enjoy and grow your businesses.

TXM will be closed from December 21st 2019 and will resume business as usual from January 6th 2020. We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

May your 2020 visions be profitable and productive and we look forward to working with you and making 2020 an even more successful year.

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Our Dates & Hosts in 2020

Countdown Project Management

TXM Training is back in 2020 after an exciting inaugural year, where we saw 20 workshops facilitated in 3 states and over 140 attendees trained in the ways of Lean.

We will be running a variety of courses comprising from our Leadership for Operational Excellence Program at some of Australia’s premier manufacturers and businesses. Street Furniture, Scientific Games in NSW whilst ANCA join newcomers VISY & Dulux in Victoria with Goldstar Transport hosting our Countdown Project Management workshop in Western Australia. Keep an eye out for more communications regarding TXM Training.

2020 Workshops

Lean Leadership Workshop – Introductory course for Leaders in your business familiarizing them with a variety of Lean concepts including the 8 Wastes, Value Stream Mapping, Cultural Barriers to Successful Lean Transformation and their role as a Lean Leader is facilitating transformation.

VISY Tech Centre – Campbellfield (VIC) – February 19th 2020
NSW 2020 – TBC
QLD 2020 – TBC

Lean Manufacturing Simulation Workshop – Our simulation workshop is designed to teach the core Lean Manufacturing concepts of Flow, Pull and Leveling as well as Standard Work, Line Balancing and Work Design. It is a hands-on interactive crash course full of fun and learning through out the day.

ANCA CNC Machines – Bayswater North (VIC) – March 18th 2020
NSW 2020 – TBC
QLD 2020 – TBC

Lean Daily Leadership Workshop – The LDLP workshop builds on the learning from our Lean Leadership workshop. Providing deeper insights into creating a culture of continuous improvement through visual management, daily meetings, routine standard work and developing people at each level.

Dulux – Merrifield (VIC) April 22nd 2020
NSW 2020 – TBC
QLD 2020 – TBC

Practical 5S Workshop – As one of the core Lean Methodologies Practical 5S is essential for everyone in your business to understand. Practical 5S can be used across all departments in your business even in your office departments. You’ll learn the value of 5S, visual standards, getting started, sustaining and improving 5S.

Scientific Games – Silverwater (NSW) – May 27th 2020
VIC 2020 – TBC
Schutz Australia – Yatala (QLD) – March 24th 2020

Solving Problems Every Day Workshop – One of the most sort after skills every employer is looking for these days is Complex Problem Solving. Our Solving Problem Workshop teaches where to begin, root cause analysis tools, concern strips, the 5 whys and A3 problem solving for complex problems.

Street Furniture – Regents Park (NSW) – June 22nd 2020
VIC 2020 – TBC
QLD 2020 – TBC

CountDown Project Management Workshop – Using Gantt Charts, estimating costs and delays, evaluating critical paths to success, assessing project risks and making decision trade offs are all essential skills of any project manager. Learn the ins and outs of project management with CountDown, an easy to understand, fun and intuitive game to teach the essential skills of project management.

Goldstar Transport – Kewdale (WA) – February 5th 2020

Value Stream Mapping Workshop – Delve deeper into Value Stream Mapping with our 2-day workshop designed to teach the critical skills of current and future state mapping. Understand ways to map the value streams of all your departments to reveal waste and show where improvements can be made. Value Stream Mapping is essential in any organisation to understand the waste in your processes.

Join us at one or all of our modules for interactive, intuitive and hands-on workshops designed to teach you the ins and outs of Lean thinking and how to apply it in your organisation. TXM Trianing will help you and your staff get to the next level!

TXM Director Ron Spiteri to attend AME International Conference 2019

TXM have a long standing relationship with the Association of Manufacturing Excellence in North America. TXM Senior Leaders will head to the world’s largest International Lean Conference for networking, learning and knowledge sharing. This conference is the most well attended Lean and Operational Excellence Conference in the world and ensures TXM remains in touch with the latest developments and achievements of Lean practitioners across the globe.

TXM Director Ron Spiteri will be attending the AME International Conference 2019 in Chicago on November 4-7. Register your attendance to make sure you get yourself a spot.

With outstanding keynote speakers, daily practitioner presentations, must-see bench-marking tours, networking opportunities, and pre- and post-conference workshops, the learning experience of an AME conference is like no other. Leading on the Edge is the topic that runs through each of the conference’s programs – offering inspiration for your organization’s Lean journey. Join us as world-class continuous improvement practitioners share best-practice knowledge to help you and your organization accelerate growth.

Network with peers and hear from experts about:
• Committing to lean ideas and the lessons learned from diverse organizations and industries
• Leading people with outside-the-box thinking that develops and empowers individuals in order to create a collaborative environment
• Fostering engagement and trust through transparent communication
• Embracing technology and innovation to ensure long-term success by focusing on future strategies and customer needs
• Improving business processes throughout the enterprise

Again, Best Practice Network Facilitator Kevin Bennett will lead our 5-day Operational Excellence Tour across 9 plants ranging from Automotive to Health Care in Toronto, Canada.

If you’d like to meet with Ron or Kevin at the conference get in contact to book an appointment.

Final TXM Training for 2019!

ANCA CNC Machines
Attendees @ ANCA CNC Machines learning how visual management works at daily meetings.

It has been an outstanding first year of TXM Training with the launch of ‘The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program’ and our short course program consisting of Coaching Lean Problem Solving, Lean Supply Chain Simulation, Value Stream Mapping & Countdown Project Management.

The Leadership for Operational Excellence workshops have been well received in all states with over 130 people completing TXM Training workshops. Our attendees got insights into how Lean is applied in some of Australia’s premier manufacturers from Scientific Games where gaming machines are built to Laminex where some of Australia’s best known bench tops are made.

TXM Training is one of the most unique training experiences in Australian Manufacturing with attendees completing individual workshops at different on-site locations with a combination of practical techniques and theory. Giving attendees the ability to see Lean techniques applied in real world situations across Australia. The workshops can be run in-house at your on-site locations and customised for your staff.

The workshops are a balanced mix of theory and practical learning designed to enable front-line staff and leaders the ability to start, maintain and sustain a Lean transformation. We will teach you and your staff a wide range of Lean techniques and skills:

Lean Leadership Introduction
– Intro to Lean & the 8 Wastes
– Intro to Value Stream Mapping
– The Role of a Lean Leader
– Organizational Culture & Lean
– Cultural Barriers to Lean Culture
– Role of Leaders in Lean Transformation

Lean Manufacturing Simulation
– Core Lean Manufacturing Concepts
– Flow, Pull and Leveling
– Standard Work, Line Balancing & Work Design
– Using Kaizen to Improve Standard

Lean Daily Leadership Process
– Leaders Standard Work
– Visual Management Boards
– Daily Meetings & Routine Tasks
– Developing People

Practical 5S Introduction
– Why use 5S?
– Practical 5S Principles & Simulation
– Visual Management Standard
– Sustain Audit

Solving Problems Every Day
– Where to Begin Problem Solving
– Develop Robust, Root Cause Corrective Actions
– Concern Strips, Fish-bone Diagrams
– SPED Process & the 5 Whys

The individual workshops are designed to give you the ability to sustain a Lean transformation in any business by empowering you with Lean techniques that can be used across any industry.

Lean Supply Chain Simulation hosted by Holcim Australia

Lean Supply Chain Simulation at Holcim Australia run by Managing Director Tim McLean.

Supply chain efficiency is a determining factor when analysing your potential growth, Tim McLean will demonstrate how to overcome the stumbling blocks of supply chain management. Helping to reduce lead times, increase your responsiveness and overall outcome for your organisation.

November 21st @ Holcim Australia 18 Little Crib St, Milton, Queensland


“The key benefits I took away from the course was learning a range of practical tools and techniques that can be applied on-site at the refinery for immediate results. I learnt a great deal about root cause analysis and building high performing teams.”

– Mike Pearce – Project Lead, Major Energy Supplier

“TXM’s Lean Leadership Introduction module was brilliantly delivered by Brent Johnstone and gave great ideas to expand human capital and progress velocity in any operation.”

Magnus Aahlen – Lean Manager, Major Blood Service

Attendees learning project management with the Countdown Project Management Game. A fun, intuitive and engaging way to learn essential project management skills.

A big thank you to all our 2019 host sites and attendees who made TXM Training a fun, engaging and educational experience. Be on the lookout for TXM Training workshops in 2020!

Countdown Project Management Game in full swing at Lactalis (formerly Parmalat).

The 2019 Leadership for Operational Excellence has been a great success with the majority of classes being sold out!

In 2020 TXM & Best Practice Network will be running the workshops across the eastern coast of Australia in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Which means we are looking for host sites for our Leadership for Operational Excellence workshops, we provide a mutually beneficial arrangement where the host provides the site and TXM Training will coach up to 3 of your employees at the module you host.

“The key benefits I took away from the course was learning a range of practical tools and techniques that can be applied on-site at the refinery for immediate results. I learnt a great deal about root cause analysis and building high performing teams.”

– Mike Pearce – Project Lead

“TXM’s Lean Leadership Introduction module was brilliantly delivered by Brent Johnstone and gave great ideas to expand human capital and progress velocity in any operation.”

Magnus Aahlen – Lean Coordinator

Our workshops are a balanced mix of theory, practical examples and site tours. This allows attendees to gain a better understanding of how Lean methodologies and techniques are applied in the workplace.

If you wish to become a host site for The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program 2020, we currently have space to host in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.

If you would like to host a Workshop you will need to provide the following:

  • A meeting room with up to 16 places with computer + projector hook up for TXM Practitioner.
  • An overview of current operations of the site.
  • A site tour/section for TXM Training to conduct the practical portion of the workshop.

The proposed 2020 dates for each state are below. By hosting you will receive up to 3x complimentary places ($2700 +GST) at the workshop you host. 2x for hosting OR 3x for hosting and providing catering.

If you would like to host on any of these dates, contact [email protected]

Victoria 2020

Lean Leadership Workshop – Feb 19th
Lean Manufacturing Simulation – March 18th
Lean Daily Leadership Workshop – April 22nd
Practical 5S Workshop – May 20th
Solving Problems Every Day Workshop – June 24th
Project Review – July 22nd
Supply Chain – August 26th
Problem Solving – September 9th
2-day VSM – October 14th
Countdown – November 10th

New South Wales 2020

Lean Leadership Workshop – Feb 12th
Lean Manufacturing Simulation – March 11th
Lean Daily Leadership Workshop – April 29th
Practical 5S Workshop – May 27th – Scientific Gaming Australia
Solving Problems Every Day Workshop – June 22nd – Street Furniture Australia
Project Review – July 29th
Supply Chain – August 19th
2-day VSM – September 16th
Countdown – October 21st
Problem Solving – November 11th

Queensland 2020

Lean Leadership Workshop – Feb 26th
Lean Manufacturing Simulation – March 25th
Lean Daily Leadership Workshop – April 22nd
Practical 5S Workshop – May 13th
Solving Problems Every Day Workshop – June 17th
Project Review – July 15th
Supply Chain – August 12th
Countdown – September 9th
2-day VSM – October 21st
Problem Solving – November 18th

If you would like to host on any of these dates, contact [email protected]

Pre-register for PPMA Total 2019 & Receive a Free Book valued at 25 pounds when you attend.

TXM Lean Solutions UK will be exhibiting at the UK’s largest & leading Machinery Exhibition PPMA Total 2019 between 1st – 3rd October at NEC, Birmingham.

Fill out the form below and come visit us at Stand J132 to claim your free copy of ‘Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits’


Total PPMA 2019


PPMA Total Show 2019 is the UK’s largest-ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging machinery. It comes around every three years, so don’t miss this Octobers event.


The show caters for multiple industry sectors, including Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Household Products, Contract Packers, Pharmaceuticals, Building Supplies, Pet Food / Pet Care and Micro-Brewers and Distillers.


Every aspect of the production line will be represented, from labelling, filling and packaging to processing, robotics, automation, and industrial vision systems. TXM will help you make sense of all of these new technologies and how to integrate them into your own business.


You’ll be able to:

  • Network with peers – Meet other companies and people in your sector, with organised activities, help break the ice and get you mingling with industry peers.
  • Be inspired – Find solutions to problems – including some you maybe never knew existed –  and see how new machinery can help your business.
  • Attend free – Attending the PPMA Total Show 2019 is totally free. As well as getting up to speed on new solutions and technology, you’ll also make new business connections.


There’s something for everyone in the processing and packaging industry and TXM hope to see you at the show.


To claim your FREE book valued at 25 pounds complete the form below. We’ll then send you a link to register for the show and get your free expo tickets.

You will receive your free book (‘Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits’) when you visit our stand J132 at PPMA Total Show and say hello. 

Pre-register for IMHX 2019 & Receive a Free Book valued at 25 pounds when you attend.

TXM Lean Solutions UK will be exhibiting at IMHX 2019 between September 23rd to 27th at NEC, Birmingham at the UK’s largest Intralogistics Event. Come down, see us and get a free copy of ‘On Time and In Full’

Fork lift IMHX


IMHX is the largest event of its kind welcoming 16,000 professionals to see and experience the latest logistics and supply chain technology from the industry’s leading names. TXM want to meet as many of you as possible, come down and see us at Stand 6C269.


The show will be a great way to come and meet the TXM team and talk us through your supply chain problems. Below are some of the things you’ll be able to do and see across the 4 days of the show for free.


  • Explore the latest solutions from 400+ industry giants Toyota, ABB, JCB, Dematic, Doosan, Crown, Hyster, Siemens, Swisslog, Yale and many more
  • Stay ahead of supply chain trends with 100+ hours of critical insight from 80+ expert speakers including major operators Amazon, Ocado, Coca-Cola, and Jack Wills
  • Evaluate the newest products, services, and technology to enter the market by attending hundreds of live product demonstrations taking place every day on the show floor
  • Get an exclusive first look at major product launches from Doosan, Dematic, JCB, Swisslog and more
  • Assess the newest industrial trucks from leading brands including Toyota, Crown and Impact Handling in the brand-new
  • Forklift Truck Demonstration Zone in back-to-back demos!
  • Receive practical advice on retaining your rising stars, attracting staff and creating a talent pipeline in the Future Skills Theatre
  • Network with over 16,000 logistics and supply chain professionals across manufacturing, engineering, retail and more


To claim your FREE book valued at 25 pounds complete the form below. We’ll then send you a link to register for the show and get your free expo tickets.

You will receive your free book (‘On Time and In Full’) when you visit our stand (6C269) at IHMX and say hello.

Training group learning about visual management

Following The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program, we will be running our extended TXM Training program from September till November.

We will be running workshops for Value Stream Mapping, Coaching Problem Solving, Countdown Project Management and the Lean Supply Chain Simulation.

Advanced Lean techniques and methodologies

The Value Stream Mapping workshop specifies the correct techniques to successfully implement Value Stream Mapping in your organisation and create a culture of operational excellence. This unique workshop allows micro-behaviours to be defined immediately and further engages you to participate and learn Value Stream Mapping at an operational level while eliminating waste.

Value Stream Mapping Workshop @ GroundProbe – October 22nd & 23rd

Value Stream Mapping Workshop @ Ground Probe, QLD

The Lean Supply Chain Simulation workshop delivers hands-on experiences in solving supply chain problems.
 Discovering the reasons why your supply chain is failing to deliver and develop new strategies to overcome them. Learn the solutions to common supply chain problems in this interactive, hands-on and practical simulation.

Lean Supply Chain Workshop @ Holcim November 26th

Lean Supply Chain Workshop @ Holcim, QLD

Coaching Problem Solving – 2-Day workshop for coaching best practice problem solving for your teams. Delving into the more advanced problem solving techniques like breaking down and measuring real problems, the A3 thinking methodology and simple templates for effective communication.

Coaching Problem Solving Workshop @ Campari October 16th & 17th

2-Day Problem Solving Workshop @ Campari

TXM Lean Solutions will be Exhibiting at FoodTech 2019 in Queensland

TXM Lean Solutions will be exhibiting at FoodTech 2019. It is the only Queensland show specifically targeted at tradespeople in the Food Manufacturing Industry across Queensland & Australia. Creating new lines in manufacturing. Featuring the latest advancements in food and drink 
manufacturing, FoodTech Qld 2019 is proud to support
 and showcase Queensland’s appetite for innovation
 within the food industry.

TXM Lean Case Study: Houston’s Farms – Lean for AgribusinessVegetables

TXM can help you amplify your business to new heights in these uncertain times.

We are looking forward to exhibiting and showing our experience assisting food manufacturers to improve operational performance through the application of Lean Manufacturing.

TXM are Australia’s leading Lean Consultants with offices around Australia and globally. Apart from working with iconic Global and Australian companies, TXM has assisted many food manufacturers to reduce waste, increase productivity, improve customer service, increase flexibility, reduce downtime, and reorganise their production layouts.

Our unique approach has been particularly effective in the food manufacturing sector, where we have been able to increase productivity by over 25% and reduce lead time by more than 50%. TXM Lean Solutions are very proud to have helped supercharge our clients businesses to the next level come see what we can do for you.

TXM Lean Case Study: Harvest Moon – Lean Farm Transformation

Visit us at Booth A18 right by the Forum and say hello. Talk us through the challenges you face in your business. Our team will have creative cost effective solutions to your problems.

TXM Managing Director – Tim McLean will be presenting and running a discussion forum about ‘Achieving Operational Excellence in the 21st Century Food Industry’ on Monday 29th July at 11am.

Join us for a free Lean workshop at Pilkington Glass. Lean concepts are powerful tools for increasing productivity and enabling your business to reach its growth and profit potential. However, the challenge is to adapt these powerful techniques so they are relevant to the challenges of a small and medium-sized enterprise.

Date: 19th July 2019
Location: Pilkington UK, Greengate Works, Sherdley Road, St. Helens, Merseyside. WA9 5DZ
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Theme: Operational Efficiency

You will learn:

– Why achieving profitable growth is such a challenge for small and medium-sized businesses.
– Core Lean principles that will help you see opportunity in your businesses
– Why a “big company solution” like Lean works so effectively in smaller businesses.
– The steps to successful Lean implementation in small and medium business
– How to unlock your business’ growth potential

Why you should attend!

Participants will discuss how the issues above are relevant to their own businesses and develop a simple “One Page Plan” to address key issues.

The workshop also features the airplane game, which is a great way for SMEs to understand key Lean concepts. It enables you to get practical hands-on experience of how Lean can transform business performance.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at business owners and senior leaders from manufacturing businesses.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Location: North West manufacturing clients
– Note: you must be a manufacturer to attend
– SME: Small or medium enterprise i.e. less than 250 (Full-Time Equivalent) employees and annual turnover less than 50 Million Euro
– Sector Restrictions may also apply

Register Your Interest Today!