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!

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

Testimonials

“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]

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.

Here at TXM we have seen great growth in the North American and European markets. This has given us the opportunity to expand our resources and increase our presence in North America and Europe.

Normand Sawyer and Bérengère Cortin join the team in North America.

Normand Sawyer is an experienced leader in operational excellence, he has been involved in numerous transformation projects focusing on performance improvement and business process optimization.

He is also prominent in developing people through enhanced management and coaching skills, and the optimal use of balanced score cards. He masters change leadership

activities in support of mergers and cost reduction initiatives.

Bérengère Cortin joins TXM with over 20 years’ experience in Lean Management, Problem Solving and Strategic Project Management.

She uses a structured analytics-driven, cross-functional and participative process to operationalize strategies.

She has extensive experience in international environments and will focus on the North American market for TXM North America.

Mika Branestam and Maciej Wiertel join the TXM Europe team.

Mika has 16 years of experience in big Pharma (AstraZeneca) and an additional 10 years of consulting experience in Pharma and other Industries.

He has broad experience in implementing Lean in Production, Planning, R&D, Supply Chain and QC/QA giving Mika the perspective to improve the whole value stream.

Mika is skilled in Business Processes, Business Planning, Operations Management, Lean Operations, and Lean Management.

Maciej joins TXM with over 15 years’ experience spanning automotive, food and pharma, medical equipment, appliances, electronics machine building and heavy industry across Europe, Asia, South Africa, and the US.

Maciej has extensive experience training, coaching and developing the implementation of production system tools and techniques in production and service environments.

Based in Poland, Maciej will be able to manage and support your staff at every step of your Continuous Improvement journey.

Based in Europe or North America and need help expanding your business? Give TXM Europe or North America a call and see how we can help you achieve your vision.

Training
TXM Training at The Laminex Group – Cheltenham

TXM Training first session a huge success!

TXM Training has finished its first round of workshops from The Leadership for Operational Excellence Program. The first being the Lean Leadership Introduction. This workshop was aimed at teaching attendees how to align Leadership, Lean Know-how and Culture to drive sustainable change in their organisations.

The workshops are facilitated by our capable Senior Lean Practitioners, Brent Johnstone facilitated the New South Wales and Queensland sessions with our Senior Lean Practitioner David Jaksa taking the reigns for Victoria.

Both practitioners used their past experiences as examples, adding their own spin with experiences they had whilst working for their respective organsations as Lean Professionals.

Attendees learnt a range of techniques and methods from identifying waste, the role of the Lean Leader, Cultural Barriers to Lean Change and Transformation. It gave attendees a common understanding of Lean and Operational Excellence helping them understand the core concepts and preparing them for the next session around a Lean Manufacturing Simulation.

The general consensus from attendees was that the first session was very valuable, giving attendees a new way to think about situations and how they can implement continuous improvement transformations in their businesses

TXM Training hosted workshops in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Our Victorian session was hosted by The Laminex Group – Cheltenham this session included a site tour of their operation highlighting the processes and efficiency gains from Lean implementation.

The workshop was created for teaching people with little to no knowledge of Lean about the standard methodologies used to create a system of continuous improvement in their organsation. It was designed to be the first of six workshops teaching the foundations of Lean.

Testimonial

“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 next workshops will be the Lean Basics Introduction – Lean Manufacturing Simulation held May 2019. The workshop is aimed at teaching the fundamentals of the Lean Manufacturing Process.

Spaces are limited, Secure your position today! NSWVICQLD

TXM Lean Solutions will be Exhibiting at Austech 2019

Sewing Machine Austech 2019
Mitsubishi Advanced Sewing Machine a sign of times to come.

TXM Lean Solutions will be exhibiting at Austech 2019. It is the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary market held in Australia.

Austech has collaborated with National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to produce an impressive conference program.

Industry 4.0 will be a main focus at Austech 2019. TXM will be able to answer all your question relating to Industry 4.0 and how we can help you navigate this disruption.

TXM Lean Case Study: Lean Manufacturing For OEE Improvement in Pharmaceuticals

For some industries it is already here. Industry 4.0 is happening around you already. 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 advanced 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 small and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) to reduce lead time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve customer service, increase flexibility and reorganise their factory layouts.

Our unique approach with SMEs has been particularly effective in the the advanced 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: Lean Manufacturing Enables Small Manufacturer to achieve 100% Sales Growth

Visit us at Booth #505 right by Industry 4.0 Theatre and say hello. Talk us through the challenges you face in your business. Our team will have creative cost effective solutions to your problems.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AUSTECH 2019

TXM Article: What is Industry 4.0? – Something New or just “Ground Hog Day”

Anthony Teaching Lean Thinking at Ability Works Australia

Here at TXM Lean Solutions we take great pride in helping organisations improve and grow, helping them along in their Lean journey. We work across a wide variety of industries, organisations and companies providing Lean Consulting and Training.

Working with TXM has given me the opportunity to work with some great community centric organisations on improvement projects that really help people in need or the wider community on a whole.

Ability Works Australia is one of those organisations I have had the great pleasure of helping on a pro-bono basis. I helped Ability Works with the review of manufacturing methods, optimised space management, continual waste reduction, improved crewing decisions, increased productivity tempo and maximised output results.

I also helped facilitated live training sessions combining theory and practical exercises around 5S principles, Leadership and Lean Thinking for all facets of the organisation.

Being able to see the improvements happen right in front of me and seeing the results immediately gives me a great sense of pride knowing the community is continually improving. I had a great time helping Ability Works apply Lean Methodologies across their processes and helping them prepare for their digital expansion.

“The tools applied to our process lines and workflow lay-outs were invaluable, preparing us for a new growth phase and the expansion of our Digital Technology unit.”
Tamsin Ashdown – General Manager, Ability Works Australia

We have great pleasure to announce the appointment of Luciano Peloche Moraes as a Senior Lean Consultant with TXM Lean Solutions. Luciano joins us with more than 20 years’ experience in Operational Excellence Practices and Continuous Improvement through Lean concepts and methodology implementation in Manufacturing, Logistics, Office, Construction and Engineering.

Luciano has worked extensively across South, Central and North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has extensive experience assessing and defining customer requirements, developing strategies and delivering customer value solutions.

He has great experience performing clear and efficient training whilst coaching and mentoring on improvement projects. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and a basic French speaker. Luciano has the ability to interact with multicultural teams at all levels.

Completing his education in Brazil, Luciano has achieved post-graduate honours in company management and in 2014 completed his master’s in industrial engineering.

He has worked in a variety of industries in large organisations including Rhodia Farma, Toyota Brazil, Eaton Truck Components, 3M, Alstom (India, Sudan, France, Switzerland, Spain), Pirelli and Natura.

Luciano joins TXM with extensive knowledge and experience from across the world. He is based in New South Wales and is keen to help you start or sustain your Lean transformation. Call him today 1800 319 552 or connect via LinkedIn.

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