Lean Techniques being taught by TXM Practitioner

The TXM Training Leadership for Operational Excellence Program has launched in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

Increase your Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence skills.

Reduce costs, increase productivity and motivate teams in your organisation. Effective Leadership is the key to creating and sustaining Operational Excellence in your organisation.

The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program includes six highly interactive sessions with a wide range of on-site practical examples at each session.

Module 1: Lean Leadership Introduction
Module 2: Lean Basics Introduction – Lego Simulation
Module 3: Lean Daily Leadership Process
Module 4: Practical 5S Introduction
Module 5: Solving Problems Every Day
Module 6: Project Review Session

The sessions are a balanced mix of theory, practical activities, site tours and project work. Each host site will provide an overview of host site current business, challenges and opportunities.

The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program is for current and developing business leaders. The program provides operational leaders with practical skills and knowledge so they can drive performance in their organisations.

TXM Training is delivered by our expert Lean practitioners with over 150 years of combined operational excellence experience.

Follow the links to sign-up in your state.

The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program – Victoria
The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program – New South Wales
The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program – Queensland
The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program – Western Australia

Program Fees

Full Price: $4500 +GST
TXM Client: $4050 +GST
Early Bird Discount: $4050 +GST
Best Practice Network Member: $2925 +GST

*All sessions take place at on-site locations in each state from April to October.
*Subject to Change
*Early Bird Discount of 10% with code EARLYBIRD10OFF valid till 1st of March.
*TXM Lean Solutions Clients receive a 10% discount. Contact training@txm.com to check if you are eligible.
*Best Practice Network Members receive a 35% discount. Contact training@txm.com to check if you are eligible.

TXM TrainingBuild your skills in Lean and Operational Excellence with TXM Training!

TXM Training is a new initiative focused on providing you and your team with essential skills to drive Lean and operational excellence in your organisation.

TXM Training will offer a range of hands on one and two-day training workshops in essential topics including problem solving, Lean leadership, project management and value stream mapping.

As well we will be providing our proven Operational Excellence Development program to provide your leaders with the Operational Leadership skills, they need for the 21st century.

Our courses are delivered by real Lean practitioners with over 150 years of combined operational excellence experience.

This offering is a fresh new way to learn Lean methodologies and project management skills for application in your organisation.

TXM Customers and Best Practice Network members also receive a significant discounts when booking workshops.

To find out more please contact training@txm.com or ring 1800 319 552 for more information.

Join us at the Best Practice Network Summit 2019 to learn about ‘The Smart Future’.

Join us at the Best Practice Netowrk Summit for the launch of TXM Training and see how it can accelerate your knowledge & career!

View the Leadership for Operational Excellence Program flyer including the curriculum for each workshop day. Become an Operational Excellence Leader Today!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from TXM Lean Solutions!Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

This year has been our most rewarding yet, with our expansion into France, Germany, Canada and Sweden, the hiring of several new consultants across the globe, our ongoing participation in the Victorian Regional Manufacturing Clusters plus the hiring Peter Oborn, Business Development Manager for New South Wales, rounding out a great year.

We would like to say thanks for a busy and productive 2018.

Thank you for giving us the chance to do what we enjoy and grow your businesses.

TXM will be closed from December 22nd 2018 and will resume consulting from January 7th 2019.

We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

May your 2019 be profitable and productive.

Swedish Flag hanging in an alley.

TXM Lean Solutions growth continues into the Swedish market. We have just hired an experienced consultant to service the Swedish market. Our Swedish operation follows the successful introduction of TXM Lean Solutions in the the UK, Germany & France.

We continue to explore new opportunities across Europe and North America. We have established offices across four continents and projects across 20 countries. TXM Lean Solutions is Australia’s first Global Lean Consultancy able to offer global recognised Lean solutions.

Inquire today! Find out how TXM Lean Solutions consultant can help you with your continuous improvement & operational excellence journey.

The last four years have been an outstanding success for Best Practice Network so we are happy to introduce the New Zealand network. Best Practice Network are well established and fast-growing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Western Australia. Climbing to 90 member companies, Best Practice Network present over 70 events per year and make hundreds of invaluable peer to peer networking connections.

Our major national members highlighted the need for our neighbours in New Zealand to be offered the opportunity to participate in the Best Practice Network. As a result, the business network in New Zealand was established.

Please contact Maria Yakimov – NZ Coordinator on 0437 266 413 if you have any colleagues that wish to participate in the New Zealand network.

Don’t miss Best Practice Networks first events for 2019:

  • Business Leader’s Dinner – Why Your Organisation Needs Visual Leaders
    Tuesday 12th February 6pm – 9pm Auckland & Thursday 14th February 6pm – 9pm Hamilton. Hosted by Anthony Clyne – Director TXM Lean Solutions.
  • Special Interest Group – Implementing Lean in your Business
    Wednesday 13th February 8:30am – 4pm Auckland & Friday 15th February 8:30am – 4pm Hamilton. Hosted by Anthony Clyne – Director TXM Lean Solutions.
  • Best Practice Network National Summit 2019 – The Smart Future
    Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd February 2019 – 8:30am – 5:00pm – Park Royal Hotel Melbourne. Hosted by Neil Hooke – Network Facilitator – Best Practice Network.
  • Business Leader’s Dinner – Grow Your Factory & Grow Your Profits with Lean
    Monday 8th April 6pm – 9pm – Mt Wellington. Hosted by Tim McLean – Director TXM Lean Solutions.

The Best Practice Network National Summit 2019 will be a great way for members and non-members to network & learn from each other. If you wish to join us follow the link to book or call us on 1300 077 363 for more information.

Axel Krens Presents to participants in the RMC Day One Workshop in Bendigo

Sign up Now to Get the Last Spaces in this Great Government Funded Program

After a lot of hard work by the AI Group, the TXM team and the other program partners, the Victorian Regional Manufacturing Clusters program is now underway across the state. Over sixty companies in eight cities have already signed up for the comprehensive program which includes expert coaching in innovation, exporting and training as well as the Lean program lead by TXM.

Participants have already started learning about fundamental Lean concepts such as Value Stream Mapping. Every company is developing projects that will deliver real value to their bottom line.

On top of excellent networking and training sessions lead by experienced TXM Lean experts, every company is benefiting from hands on on-site coaching to ensure that their project ideas turn in to reality.

Several groups are already at capacity, but if you are interested, spaces remain in Mildura, Echuca, Warnambool and Gippsland.

Click Here to find Out More About Regional Manufacturing Clusters.

Peter Oborn
Peter Oborn – Business Development Manager NSW

TXM is pleased to welcome Peter Oborn to our team as Business Development Manager based in Sydney NSW.

Peter is an experienced professional with 25 years specialising in the Manufacturing/Industrial, FMCG, Supply Chain & Scientific sectors. Peter has extensive understanding across HR – Executive & Senior appointments within APAC, Blue & White-collar labour hire contracts. Focussing on Strategic client reviews in driving efficiency and productivity for clients, assessing processes and deliverables to ensure sustainable and bottom line outcomes, Peter has been involved with the likes of Coca-Cola Amatil to redesign and improve their efficiency and productivity of labour-hire across their Supply Chain. Peter also has extensive knowledge in Learning & Development, Leadership Engagement and broad Employee & HR practices.

As a Bachelor of Science, Peter has worked in the Healthcare industry across Diagnostics & Research in Genetics & Microbiology. He also managed a leading Scientific publication which championed the education and research of the Australian Scientific community.

Peter has worked in Lean for a number of years and his role at TXM Lean Solutions includes the engagement of Customers, Industry & Government to assist organisations of all sizes in NSW implement robust best practice in business process through the behaviours of their people, ensuring sustainable business outcomes.

Keynote speaker Rakhil Hirdaramani

Join us in Melbourne for the 2019 Best Practice Network Annual Summit for Insights and Sharing with Leading Industry Practitioners

21 and 22 February 2019

Download the Summit Flyer

Come and learn what advanced businesses are doing to leverage new smart technologies.

Both the challenges and opportunities 

The change in new and existing smart technologies is accelerating. In manufacturing, supply chains and services, this can be seen as both a threat and a strategic opportunity.
Are you ready?

Join us at the Best Practice Network national summit together with other leading professionals, to learn what is really happening in advanced manufacturing and services in Australia and the world.


  • Enabling technology in a growing legacy business
  • Is Industry 4.0 the end of Lean?
  • SMART Factory for the people
  • Bringing AI to the front line of manufacturing and beyond
  • Too much or just perfect? Getting the automation balance right in Australian industry
  • Australia’s Advanced Manufacturing Future – challenges and opportunities
  • The human aspects of change within complex systems.

Heading up our stellar line up of speakers is International Keynote Presenter Rakhil Hirdaramani, Director of the Hirdaramani Group in Sri Lanka.

Hirdaramani has been a steadfast supporter of better business practices and persists as a champion for revolution and transformation in the apparel industry. The company remains an undisputed leader and catalyst for change and innovation in the Sri Lankan apparel landscape.


The Group has embraced the concept of Industry 4.0 and ‘smart factories’, where digital and physical systems monitor the physical processes on the factory floor to bring greater visibility, transparency, and speed to production quality. They have leveraged the power of real-time analytics and data-driven decision-making to ensure production was no longer dependant on outdated information.

Together with Rakhil, the National Summit will feature a wide range of highly respected Lean Practitioners and Operational Leaders including:

  • Mark Goodsell – Executive Director, Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council
  • Betsy Kuo  – Executive Director ANZ Supply Chain and APAC Engineering, Global Leader SMART Factory SealedAir
  • Max Noble  – Director Programs, L3 Oceania, L3 Micreo
  • Tim McLean – Director, TXM Lean Solutions
  • Adeesha Samarakoon – Assembly Engineer, Nissan Casting Australia
  • Daniel Del Castillo – Value Stream Manager, The Wrigley Company

Some feedback from previous Best Practice Network Summits as follows:
The 2018 BPN Summit and the related workshops attached to the Summit exceeded my expectations. It was the quality and simplicity of the presentations and workshops from International experts that gave credibility to the messages we have been trying to communicate internally. The results will help us a great deal in implementing changes into our Company.”
Lionel Armitstead, General Manager, Specialised Laminators Queensland

“The 2017 OPEX National Summit has given me a renewed appetite to start developing some very clear/simple KPIs for my team to help engage and refocus their attention on what is important to ensure our growth and competitiveness in the industry. I left with a sense of optimism for the future of manufacturing in Australia.”

Vanessa Lopez, Operations Supervisor, BlueScope

Participants in the 2018 Summit on the Sunshine Coast

The day will also include structured opportunities to network and discuss the key topics presented and will culminate with an interactive Q&A session with all the keynotes.

Book now to secure your place.

Download the 2019 Best Practice Network Annual Summit Flyer Here





TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean (left) and China Consulting Director, Justin Tao, with a copy of the Chinese Edition of “Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits”.

TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean’s first book, “Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises” (Productivity Press, 2014) was recently released in Chinese translation. Tim and TXM have worked with a range of small and medium sized manufacturers in China and they face many of the same challenges faced by growing manufacturers around the world. Therefore it made sense to release the book in China.

The book features a foreword by leading Chinese Lean Thinker, Dr Marcus Chao, the Managing Director of Lean Enterprise China.

TXM China Consulting Director, Justin Tao, was instrumental in organising the Chinese edition and, as an experienced translator himself, reviewed the translations before they were sent to the publisher. However special thanks must go to the translators, Martin Yu and Annie Zeng who worked for over a year to translate the book in to Chinese.

The Chinese edition has been released by Posts & Telecommunications Press and can be purchased from their website www.ptpress.com.cn

The original English version of “Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits” can be purchased from the TXM E-Store or from your favourite on-line bookseller.


It is now less than three weeks before Dennis McCarthy, world leading expert on Total Productive Maintenance, arrives in Australia to present a series of workshops with the Best Practice Network.

Maintenance is a hot topic for leaders in manufacturing, supply chain and agribusiness and Dennis is a world leader on the application of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). TPM is the Lean approach to getting better performance from your assets. In these two day workshops Dennis will present tools to deliver year-on-year improvement in performance. He has helped many well known organisations on their improvement journey, including: 3M; General Motors; Ford; BP; Dow Corning; Ikea; Mitsubishi; Pepsi and General Electric.


Learn Why TPM is Like Servicing Your Car from Our Lean Minute Video


In addition Dennis is a regular speaker at national and international manufacturing conferences and the author of three books on TPM.

Objectives and Topics:

This two-day workshop is designed to help you:

  • understand the lessons learned by moving from good to better to best
  • Apply proven Lean TPM diagnostics benchmarks for each step to measure your organisation’s progress
  • Develop action plans to build on existing good practices and accelerate progress upon return to your workplace.

There are still a limited number of places available for Dennis’s four workshops in Australia.

Workshop Dates and Locations:

  • QLD – 29 and 30 August
  • WA – 4 and 5 September
  • NSW – 10 and 11 September
  • VIC – 13 and 14 September