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!

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.

TXM Business Development Manager - Lester Troughton
Lester Troughton – TXM UK Business Development Manager

TXM Lean Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Lester Troughton as the Business Development Manager for our UK operations.

Lester has over 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Working for multi-national laboratory measurement and manufacturing solutions providers. He has extensive experience managing and coaching sales teams in consultative value selling. A key element to his success is building strong supportive relationships.

Liaising with senior technical and financial stakeholders of global key accounts to provide integrated solutions for research, quality control and production. Lester has many years’ experience working with leading universities and government organisations to write winning industry tenders and European funded projects. His prime focus was in the field of materials characterisation and process optimisation in the Aerospace, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical sectors.

Lester has looked after major clients included Siemens, Pfizer, GSK, AstraZeneca and Unilever. Lester has also worked extensively with production managers and shift operators to maintain product quality and understands the challenges of 24-hour manufacturing environment – notable successes include winning sales and service contracts to supply systems to the new JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) facility in Coventry, and the Siemens wind farm development in Hull.

Get in contact with TXM UK to find out how we can help please contact [email protected]

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.

TXM Senior Lean Consultant in France – Angel Bueno

TXM is pleased to appoint Angel Bueno as our first Senior Lean Consultant in France. Angel is based in France’s second city, Lyon and brings to TXM extensive experience in manufacturing and Lean.

With qualifications in Industrial Engineering and Business, Angel spent 20 years in the truck industry. He worked with Renault, Fiat-Iveco and Volvo-Mack in Spain and France. His roles encompassed product development, warranty, customer technical support, operations and continuous improvement giving him a broad business and Lean understanding. Angel also spent four years advising a start up medical imaging business on manufacturing, supply chain and Lean.

Since 2016 Angel has worked as an independent Lean consultant across a range of industries and with both small and medium sized business as well as larger manufacturers.

Angel brings to TXM the ideal combination of a deep understanding Lean, practical experience across a broad range of industries and strong leadership and change management experience.

Angel is fluent in English, French and Spanish and will support us with customers in France and Spain.

 

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Lyon, France. Soon to be the Home of TXM’s latest international office.

TXM’s global growth continues. TXM is currently recruiting a consultant to lead our new office in Lyon, France. TXM has already established strong relationships with iconic French global corporations as well as with small and medium sized manufacturers in south eastern France and southern Switzerland. We are now looking to engage a local consultant, fluent in French and English to support this growing client base.

Our French operation follows our successful introduction in to the UK market, where we now have three full time consultants and over 30 customers.

We continue to explore new opportunities across Europe and in North America. With offices across four continents and projects in over 15 countries, TXM is Australia’s first Global Lean Consulting company over to offer companies global Lean solutions.

The new TXM website takes off in December 2017

In December TXM launched a brand new website to reflect our growing and diversifying global business. The new txm.com features a more modern and user friendly layout including a “mega menu” that will enable you to quickly find what you need across the whole website.

As TXM becomes a global company, it was important to locate our web content on the .com domain so that our clients in the 15+ countries in which we currently do business can access content that is relevant to them.

Our site is a popular lean resource used by thousands of Lean practitioners around the world and the Learn about Lean section brings all our lean resources including blogs, videos and articles together along with a useful glossary of Lean terms and informative articles about key Lean Methodologies.

For those interested in finding how Lean applies to their industry, the For Your Industry section provides information and links to a wealth of information and case studies about implementing Lean in the wide range of industries in which TXM works. Of course you will find information and case studies about applying Lean in almost every kind of manufacturing imaginable. But in addition you will learn how we implement Lean in industries as diverse as Resources, Supply Chain and Distribution, Industrial Services and Food and Agriculture as well as we help Private Equity companies get the best performance out of their investments. We have also introduced a special section dedicated to sharing our world leading expertise in deploying Lean in Small and Medium Sized Enterprise.

Finally if you are interest to learn more about TXM and how we do things, the Lean Solutions and About Us sections will provide you everything you need to know and access to our popular on-line store.

A year in the making, we think the new txm.com is a big step forward for TXM and for furthering the cause of Lean Thinking on-line. We hope you will agree.

Anthony AME Kinross
Anthony (in the orange vest) leading a practical coaching session in the workplace

TXM Consulting Director Anthony Clyne will be heading to the UK for two weeks in February 2017. This is Anthony’s sixth trip in the past 12 months and builds on TXM’s successful launch of its UK Lean consulting business in 2016. TXM now has over 30 UK customers spread from St Austell in Cornwall the South to Perth in Scotland in the North.

Anthony will be consulting with selected UK customers as well as supporting our growing UK Lean consulting team to apply TXM’s unique approach to implementing Lean thinking, especially in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Anthony’s visit follows on the successful December visit of TXM Director, Tim McLean, who presented six workshops around the UK to around 150 people from over 90 SMEs. These workshops introduced a broad range of UK SMEs to Lean and the TXM approach, while Anthony will be working alongside our UK Lean consultants to achieve practical improvement in UK businesses.

Contact Us to Find out More About TXM in the UK and Anthony’s Visit

Lean Workshop value stream mapping ivyline
TXM UK Senior Consultant, Tim Scurlock (right) on TXM Director, Anthony Clyne (right) facilitate the Ivyline team through day one of their value stream mapping process.

TXM run literally hundreds of Lean workshops every year, but it is rare to get a detailed review of one of our workshops from the customer perspective. Therefore we were very excited when Rolf Tennant from Ivyline in Coventry, UK posted this LinkedIN review of his experience of a TXM value stream mapping Lean workshop.

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Ivyline is an innovative supplier of high quality lifestyle products for home and garden including decorative planters, candles, lamps and other decorative objects. Ivyline supply leading UK retailers a wide range of branded and bespoke items sourced from quality suppliers around the world.

TXM UK Senior Consultant, Tim Scurlock, and TXM Consulting Director, Anthony Clyne spent two days at Ivyline mapping the end to end supply chain from suppliers in Asia to customers across the UK. The aim of the process is to further streamline the Ivyline supply chain to enable the business to offer even better service to its customers.

In describing the day Rolf said “Working with Tim Scurlock and Anthony Clyne, we had an awesome day where we were challenged to write down every step that we currently take in each of the areas of the business – this proved to be a bit taxing on the brain at times, but also brought out a lot of highly spirited conversations!!”

Ivyline is one of over 30 companies across the UK who are working with TXM to improve their business performance using Lean Thinking.

Read Rolf Tennant’s LinkedIN Post about the TXM Workshop at Ivyline

Learn more About the TXM UK Team