As part of our development in France and in Europe, we are pleased to announce the arrival of Guillaume Szewczyk as Consultant in Operational Excellence.
A graduate of INSA Lyon, Guillaume worked in the Renault Trucks factory in Bourg-en-Bresse as an industrialization engineer before joining Jolin in Wenzhou (China), to set up a Lean Manufacturing department.
He coached supervisors and department heads in Lean and Continuous Improvement techniques. Whilst in China, Guillaume then worked with a French producer of electrical equipment to configure quality assurance and validation systems for new suppliers.
Since his return to Lyon in 2017, Guillaume has been helping companies to industrialize new products and implement operational excellence procedures.
If you are based in Europe and need help to pilot Lean Transformation in your business, be sure to contact our French team on +33 805 08 11 07
Internationally Accredited Training for the ‘New Normal’
The current climate means that you and your employees might be faced with downtime or looking to up-skill for the future recovery. This means you might be looking for workshops or courses that can teach new skills and provide you and your employees with growth and support.
A great way to support you and your employees is to educate and empower them to become better at their jobs. This can have the effect of boosting moral, increasing productivity and creating a culture of continuous improvement.
Here at TXM over the past few months we have seen the need for businesses of all shapes and sizes to adapt to the ‘new normal’ this might be though a new factory layout, supply chain management, our accelerated productivity program or accredited training.
Accredited to the International Standard ISO18404
TXM have recently received accreditation from global accreditation body, Exemplar Global, to deliver Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader Courses that comply with the international standard for Lean and Six Sigma, ISO18404.
Lean Practitioner & Lean Leader are the Lean equivalent to Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt levels respectively. The ISO18404 standard will provide Lean Practitioners & Leaders with a qualification that is assessed against a globally recognised standard, ISO18404.
The involvement of Exemplar Global means that our course delivery material and assessment procedures have a clear link back to the standard and have been independently assessed by a recognised international audit organisation.
In line with TXM values, the Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader courses will be based on proven TXM Lean approaches and be delivered by our own ISO18404 accredited Lean Experts.
Who Is It Suitable For?
Participants will be assessed on the practical project work that they do in their business, meaning that they have to show that they can deliver actual results in the workplace rather than just complete paperwork and exams.
We also have the ability to recognise prior learning in our assessments, providing experienced practitioners with the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised qualification to back up their real world experience.
When Does it Start?
Our first courses are planned to commence in August 2020 and will be delivered live online by a TXM Lean Expert. Stay up to date with the TXM Website or watch your email for updates on course dates and times.
TXM Welcomes Greg as Our Newest Senior Lean Consultant in WA
TXM is happy to announce the appointment of Greg Kuszewski as a Senior Lean Consultant in Western Australia. Greg joins TXM with a career spanning 30 years across a wide range of industries and positions from top floor to shop floor.
He started his career in the automotive industry as an industrial engineer for Nissan and has worked extensively in the automotive industry at Autoliv and Dura Automotive. Greg was taught by Lean Sensei’s in the art of continuous improvement and Lean where he honed his skills driven by the voice of the customer.
Greg also has comprehensive experience in Supply Chain Management & the mining industry. Working with the like of Greer Industries, BHP Billiton and Westrac CAT where he held Continuous Improvement Lead positions driving growth and CI culture.
He has also held positions at Price Waterhouse Cooper & Deloitte where he was responsible for providing consulting services to reduce the overall cost and improve the bottom-line profits across Supply Chain Operations.
Greg is also a well experienced trainer, facilitator and mentor who has the ability to train staff of all skill and experience levels in the application of Lean & Continuous Improvement. Based in Western Australia, Greg has developed a deep understanding of implementing Lean in a wide range of challenging environments.
Contact us if you’d like to get in contact with Greg or anyone of our team of experienced change managers and lean professionals.
TXM help boost production of essential face shields for the National Health Service UK
The current COVID-19 is throwing up some unexpected situations and new challenges and last Friday was no exception. Just as he was getting set up for a bit of work in the garden, TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean, received a call from one of our key customers in the UK.
Our customer was working the night shift helping lead a team of almost 100 people who had volunteered to help assemble 30,000 plastic face shields for NHS workers on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.
Our customer had attended several TXM Lean workshops and could see many of the problems we had talked about appearing in the face shield “production lines” – inconsistent output, build ups of work in progress and lots of non-value added time.
Over the course of Friday in Australia (Thursday night UK time), Tim coached the team in the UK using Zoom video to improve the face shield production lines.
As a result, they were able level the rate of production down the line, eliminating the work in progress build ups and resulting waiting times.
They also managed to reduce the number of people per line from seven to five opening up the potential to add more lines and increase output by up to 40%.
By the next morning the team Tim was coaching reached their target 45 minutes ahead of the other teams on the project.
The 30,000 face shields were completed and are on their way to protect health workers around the UK.
The customer is considering another “production run” and TXM have already volunteered to send one of our UK team to their at no charge to help the team to set up for Lean production right from the start.
TXM Developing the “Accelerated Productivity Programme” to Boost Production in the Crisis
Here at TXM we are developing an “Accelerated Productivity Programme” to assist companies to rapidly ramp up production to meet exceptional levels of demand caused directly or indirectly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from the face shields we are talking to food distributors and a meal delivery companies in the UK and a face shield producer in Australia.
If you are facing unprecedented demand and need help to quickly scale up. Contact TXM today!
TXM Television Content Hub Launch
The world has been turned upside down with the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has seen normal ways of working changed overnight and seen many people start working from home for the foreseeable future.
Online video content has become the dominate form of online communication these days with many businesses and people opting to create video content. TXM is no different and we have been creating video content for our audience for the past 6 years.
Our content has been featured in publications around the world and is enjoyed by professional across the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. The changing world has meant with more people working from home we thought it might be interesting to host Q & A sessions with our teams and stakeholders.
These sessions are aimed at starting conversations and helping highlight the amazing work that businesses do that you might not normally see or hear about.
What can you expect:
Updates on best practice COVID-19 policy
Updates from TXM’s global offices & consultants
Get to know the TXM team
Interactive Q & A Sessions
Hear from local and international businesses
Adapting to a new reality
Best practice procedures in a crisis
Online interactive forum for discussions
TXM Television will be a chance for you to learn about our directors and consultants, the work they do, how they do it and some of the clients we work with. You’ll be able to ask questions and answer any questions you might know the answers too. It will focus on practical issues that you face. Matters like procedures and processes, segregating teams in the workplace, supporting factory leaders, working from home issues, contingency plans and dealing with COVID-19.
We work with a wide range of essential businesses from food manufacturers, packaging manufacturers, logistics and warehousing, retail, pharmaceuticals, mining equipment manufacturers.
TXM provide key professional services that keep these businesses running and thriving through unprecedented times.
In response to the pandemic we are ensuring the safety of our consultants, clients, and administrative employees by following strict on-site visitation guidelines plus our own proactive & robust internal safety guidelines. These guidelines leverage our collaborative association of our sister company the Best Practice Network.
At TXM we are committed to the health and well-being of our people.
We take the threat of Corona-virus infection and transmission extremely seriously. Our consulting team will be taking extra precautions outlined in this policy document.
Our Office team have a safety policy aimed to keep people safe in the TXM office and while working remotely.
We share publicly these standards in the spirit of collaboration and best practice.
Please provide feedback to these policies to [email protected] and we will reply ASAP.
Only a Phone Call Away
We are working with essential businesses through the lock down by making changes to the way our consultants and admin employees work. We are still performing our core business for many of our existing customers to serve and support them through this.
We are now seeing the need for Business Continuity Planning with many businesses facing the harsh reality of business in these tough times.
This is one of the most disruptive events in recent time, how well you weather the storm will be dictated by the way you handle business in these uncertain economic times.
TXM Directors Tim McLean,Ron Spiteri & Anthony Clyne have extensive change management & transformation experience across a wide range of industries from Automotive to Pharmaceuticals and everything in between. Many Australian and international businesses will be looking to cut costs, reduce liabilities and maximise output.
We are here to serve and support you through this turbulent time. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity for some constructive advice.
TXM have just launched our second European office based in France, this means we will be exhibiting at our first show in France.
SIMODEC is the French equivalent to the bar turning machine tool trade show which brings together the most important national and international players in the bar turning, machining and parts production industries catering to the automotive, aerospace, railway, connector, watch and medical industries as well as all chip removal activities.
Established in 1954 SIMODEC reflects the dynamic nature and high performance of the Rhône-Alpes region, France’s leading region for the machining industry, in particular the “Technical Valley” in the Arve Valley between Chamonix and Geneva.
SIMODEC is organised every two years and is well-known for the opportunities it creates: meeting and sharing with peers, doing business, discovering innovations and research in the industry. SIMODEC is a 22,000m2 exhibition space with 18,000 professional visitors from France and abroad.
Introducing Angel Bueno – General Manager – TXM Operational Excellence Europe SAS
Angel is our new Director General of Europe. Angel is based in France’s third largest 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 brings to TXM the ideal combination of a deep understanding of 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.
If you need to contact our European office for any reason, our contact details are below.
TXM Excellence Opérationelle Offices Now Open!
Here at TXM over the past 5 years we have expanded our business across the United Kingdom, United States and Europe. This expansion has meant the need for resources and an office for our European clients.
The launch of our first offices based in Lyon, France is an exciting time with a variety of opportunities with our European clients. TXM Excellence Opérationelle have resources and consultants working in France and the surrounding countries.
Wednesday 4 March 2020 Holiday Inn Parramatta, NSW
TXM Customers and NAWO Members receive 25% discount on National Summit and Workshops
Join us at the Best Practice Network 2020 National Summit together with other leading professionals, and hear from a stellar line up of International and National Speakers, who will share their knowledge, experience, thoughts and ideas on the key leadership challenges. By joining us, you will acquire practical insights and you will have the opportunity to engage and network with some of the most innovative industrial minds.
‘The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” Jim Rohns
The 2020 National Summit features an outstanding line-up of speakers, including international guest presenter Cheryl Jekiel, CEO Lean Leadership Center.
Cheryl helps CEO’s of innovative companies, weave Lean principles into the fabric of their company culture and attain sustainable results to exponentially change the business.
“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham
Keynote Summit Speakers From Some of Australia’s Most Successful Organisations Include:
Cheryl Jekiel, CEO, Lean Leadership Centre, USA
Cheryl has held Vice President of Human Resources positions for a number of companies, including Flying Food Group, LLC, and Chief Operating Officer and other senior management positions at Parco Foods, LLC.
Ben Leaver, CEO, The Finance and Treasury Association
Ben is the CEO of The Finance and Treasury Association, the professional body for the Treasury community. Prior to this Ben held senior large scale leadership positions with Engineers Australia and NAB. Ben has a diverse leadership background and strong interest in the future of work.
Alan Muntz, Vice President, Leadership Pipeline Institute
Alan is a highly experience business focused senior human resource (HR) generalist with over 20 years’ experience in leading HR teams, strategic and operational HR functions and playing key roles in organisational leadership teams.
Tania Montesin, Chain Head of Operations Excellence
Tania is an experienced Group Manufacturing and Operations Manager who has a passion for developing internal capability while leveraging industry collaboration to drive effective change cross functionally.
David Stannard, The Vision Guy, Senior Operations Leader
With more than 30 years of world class petrochemical manufacturing leadership, David is a passionate advocate for the use of visual management in both business and life.
Louise Weine, Regional Director, NAWO
In her role as Regional Director for the not-for-profit association NAWO, Louise leads a network of individuals and organisations who support and activate positive and useful change.
Dirk Crouse, Head of Operational Excellence, Seqirus
Dirk launched the 1st Operational Excellence pilot for the Australian site and introduced amongst other key enablers the Hoshin Kanri Strategic deployment system in 2017/8. This he later also rolled out to the rest of operations (USA and UK) in 2019.
Michael Pyke, Regional Director Manufacturing, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
He is passionate about linking vision to purpose in day to day operations through a strategic deployment process which sees all of his staff have a clear understanding of how they contribute to the success of Lifeblood.
Ron Spiteri, Managing Director, Best Practice Network & Director, TXM Lean Solutions
Ron has been a Lean practitioner and senior manager for over 25 years. With a skill and passion for business turnarounds, Ron has leveraged the principles of Lean to transform the performance and culture of businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Summit Workshops Tuesday 3 March 2020 Holiday Inn Parramatta, NSW
Let’s Get Visual with David Stannard, The Vision Guy, Senior Operations Leader
A step by step half day journey of developing a business vision / strategy for an organisation, business or individual. REGISTER
Summit Workshops Thursday 5 March 2020 Holiday Inn Parramatta, NSW
Leadership Coaching Skills with Cheryl Jekiel, CEO, Lean Leadership Centre
This workshop includes techniques that can be applied to each participant’s environment using the takeaway tools from the session. The coaching model presented reflects a positive approach to leading teams that delivers better results. REGISTER
Building Your Leadership Pipeline with Alan Muntz, Vice President, Leadership Pipeline Institute
In this interactive workshop you will explore and reflect on the challenges of transitioning into a Leadership role. Develop an understanding of the mindset, value and time changes Leaders need to embrace to add value as a leader and value their Leadership role. REGISTER
A Leadership Tools Taster with Alan Muntz, Vice President, Leadership Pipeline Institute
This workshop will borrow from the performance standards of the Leading Others passage of the Leadership Pipeline. You will get hands on practice with a number of tools, skills and insights. REGISTER
**Workshop Fees Apply – Members receive substantial discounts**
TXM Lean Solutions growth continues, this time expanding across the Tasman Sea to the New Zealand market. We have just hired an experienced consultant to service the New Zealand market. Our New Zealand operation follows the successful introduction of TXM Lean Solutions in the the UK, Germany, France and Sweden in recent years.
We continue to explore new opportunities across Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific Region. 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 globally recognised Lean Solutions.
Our Latest Senior Lean Consultant
In conjunction with our expansion into the New Zealand Market we would like to welcome Senior Lean Consultant Peter Rewi to the TXM Team. Based in Auckland Peter has worked extensively as a Lean coach in both New Zealand and Australia. Peter joins TXM after 16 years at Lion Co. TXM Lean Solutions are excited to announce Peter Rewi as our first Senior Lean Consultant in New Zealand.
Peter joins TXM after 16 years at Lion Co, where he implemented Lean across a variety of functions and brands including Wither Hills Winery, Castlemaine, XXXX, Lion NZ, and Yoplait.
Peter comes to TXM with extensive skills in facilitation and change management working with employees of different levels and driving operational excellence at Lion Co brands working out of New Zealand, Peter will help you achieve your business goals with his extensive knowledge of Lean and Operational Excellence.
If you are New Zealand based and need help with your business transformation give TXM a call for a obligation free chat about your business and how to increase it’s efficiency.