Adept Supply Chain Specialist Brings Wealth of International Knowledge to our Queensland Team

Kelly Pierce Joins TXM with a wealth of international knowledge and coaching experience.

TXM Lean Solutions Australia are happy to announce the appointment of a highly experienced coach and educator joining our team in Brisbane, Queensland. Kelly Pierce brings a wealth of knowledge from international supply chains.

Kelly Pierce joins TXM Lean Solutions Australia with over 12 years’ experience working for international warehousing and logistics companies across the United States, Europe and most recently Australia.

Originally from Washington D.C., Kelly went to Auburn University in Alabama to study International Business, focusing on Supply Chain Management and Spanish. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science & Business Administration, she worked with one of the world’s largest logistics and warehousing solution providers, CEVA Logistics, where she held a variety of roles across the supply chain.

Whilst at CEVA Logistics she delivered Lean theory training in 9 countries, in English and Spanish to warehousing & transport businesses ranging from telecommunications, food & beverage, medical devices, mining equipment and automotive industries.

Since moving to Australia, Kelly has worked as a continuous improvement specialist and project manager for Toll Logistics and Primo Foods driving business improvements focusing on better efficiency and more streamlined processes throughout the supply chain. Kelly was the master-mind behind the Primo Project Management Methodology which is a driving factor of Primo Small Goods success.

Kelly is based out of Brisbane and joins our growing team of highly experienced Senior Consultants in the Brisbane Metro Area.

Experienced International Supply Chain Expert Joins TXM New Zealand

Peter Sutcliffe joins TXM with over 30 years’ of supply chain managment experience.

TXM New Zealand are happy to announce the appointment of an highly experienced & knowledgeable supply chain expert to the team. Peter Sutcliffe joins TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand with over 30 years’ experience in FMCG manufacturing, spending the last 20 years as a Supply Chain Manager & Consultant across the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Originally from Derby, United Kingdom. Peter studied PhD level Analytical Chemistry at the University of Manchester where he worked across multiple FMCG supply chains. Since moving to New Zealand Peter has primarily worked as a senior supply chain professional and consultant.

Peter has worked with some of the UK & NZ’s largest food suppliers including Countdown Supermarkets, Villa Maria Estate, Griffins Foods, Delmaine Fine Foods, Tasti Products and Packaging Giant Amcor. He has extensive knowledge of supply chain management and continuous improvement, applying his knowledge as a supply chain professional across the FMCG & Packaging industries.

Peter has the ability to consult on supply chain issues and has extensive experience implementing continuous improvement in varied supply chain environments. Contact TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand for more information.


TXM Lean Solutions Welcomes Experienced Commercial Manager to Oversee Growing Business

TXM has grown steadily over the past two years despite the pandemic, numerous lockdowns in our markets of operation and supply chain disruptions across the globe. It has been a huge team effort from our full-time staff and consulting team to continue to provide Lean consulting in these unique and challenging times.

TXM would like to welcome Timothy Lakeman to the TXM Head Office in Melbourne, Australia as our Commercial Manager. Timothy joins us with over 20 years’ experience working in small & medium size enterprises throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and India in a variety of industries including Media, Construction, Manufacturing and Technology.

Timothy’s international experience will allow TXM to grow in our markets of operation and help us setup in future locations. Timothy can draw on his in-depth financial understanding from being an experienced Chartered Accountant & qualified Master of Business Administration.

Timothy’s passion for business stems from having observed his entrepreneurial father in many businesses over several decades. This fuelled his commitment to ensure all businesses that he works with have a thriving business.

Outside of TXM Timothy also enjoys coaching junior basketball at domestic and representative level. He also loves experiencing new cultures and ways of life when travelling with his wife and two children.

TXM Senior Lean Consultant Brent Johnstone Achieves 7 Year Milestone

Our team in Australia consists of 11 Senior Lean Consultants across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia with the ability to service South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. The majority of the team have been with us for 5 or more years is no small achievement and is testimate to the way we live and breathe Lean into everything we do at TXM and respect for our people is a major part of our DNA.

Brent Johnstone joined TXM with over 30-year manufacturing experience, starting as a cadet engineer with Aerospace manufacturer, Hawker DeHavilland (now Boeing Aerostructures Australia). Brent completed trade and professional qualifications in Mechanical Engineering as well as being trained by Japanese Lean specialists at Boeing in Sydney, where Brent was Lean Transformation Manager. Brent also held a wide range of senior operational and design leadership roles.

Since joining TXM Brent has worked with major clients including Rode Microphones, GME, SG Gaming and EBOS-Symbion. He has also worked on many small and large projects across New South Wales. He has helped grow TXM in NSW and we are glad to have someone with his skill set and expertise on the TXM Team.

TXM Lean Solutions and the whole world wide team would like to congratulate Brent on 7 exemplary years with TXM and here is to 7 more.



Justin Tao Achieves 10 Year Milestone with TXM Lean Solutions

August 2021 sees Brisbane-based TXM Senior Consultant, Justin Tao clock up 10 years with the TXM team.

Justin has seen many changes at TXM Lean Solutions in his 10 years with the company. Justin started work as a consultant at TXM in China working closely with Tim McLean, TXM Managing Director. After one year in the role Justin rose to become the Consulting Director for TXM in China as the business grew in this part of the region. In this role, Justin was responsible for sales, coaching consultants and developing the Chinese office team.

In China, Justin had the privilege of working with many iconic global companies in implementing Lean programs, including DMG Mori, Saint Gobain, Sony, Philips, AstraZeneca, Beckers, Sandvik,  and Festo. His successfully Lean case in Sony was collected in Learning to See and Lean Practices in China II. Justin also translated some Lean masterpieces into Chinese, including the Machine that Changed World, Lean Solutions and Getting the Right Things Done.

In December 2013, Justin came to Australia and for a few weeks travelled around Australia. “The blue skies, fresh air, spacious houses and cozy lifetyle are important to me. This is all part of the good life here” says Justin.

In 2015 Justin came to Australia with sponsorship from TXM.  Justin started working on improving TXM consulting material and standardising it to become known as the TXM Pathway. He has worked on many projects in Australia, but the one that stands out is his work with Olam Edible Nuts where he established a Lean maintenance structure across the whole of the organisation leading to operational efficiency and greater output of its nut production.

In 2019 Justin received his Australian citizenship and joined the land of the “free living”. Justin likes the feeling of having a “free mindset”, “ where everyone can live their own life in Australia and enjoy life”.

Travelling and adventures are Justin’s passions, his dream is to visit 100 countries in his life time. He has already been to 40 countries so far. He enjoys the travelling experience and seeing the world with his own eyes and body, not experiencing it through the news or social media.

Justin remains grateful to TXM as he says “It is like a family to him and it has changed his life, giving him a more positive and balanced life”.

Justin likes exploring Australia too, hiking and camping in the national parks of every state of Australia

As TXM go from strength to strength growing across Australia, Europe, the UK and the Americas, alongside international economies roaring back into the black we are happy to announce the appointment of a new Senior Lean Consultant. Thomas Gieloff joins us in Queensland, Australia with over 20 years experience.

Thomas Gieloff – Senior Lean Consultant – Queensland, Australia

Thomas is a qualified mechanical engineer gaining his qualifications at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Thomas has over 20 years experience working in German Automotive and Australian heavy industry manufacturing.

He is a manufacturing specialist with broad experience in business process development, coaching cross functional teams as well as planning, development and implementation of complex Lean systems in complex environments.

While in living in Germany, Thomas worked with CNH Industrial (a major player in the german automotive industry) and Hettich Group (one of the world’s largest furniture fittings manufacturers). Since moving to Australia he has worked as a Lean Consultant and National Operations Excellence Leader for Komatsu Mining Corporation.

Thomas is available to consult across Queensland, Australia.

Welcome to the team Thomas!

TXM Becomes Approved Provider for Lean Funding Programme in New Zealand

TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand has recently  been approved as a service provider for the Callaghan Innovation Lean Programme. This programme enables eligible companies to obtain a grant of up to $NZ20,000 to fund an investment in Lean consulting and training services.

Callaghan Innovation is a government-based agency supporting hi-tech businesses across New Zealand. They partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research & development services to suit any growth stage.

TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand will be providing expert consultants and industry knowledge for their Innovation skills programmes covering Lean and Digital Lean (Industry 4.0) as an approved service provider.

TXM brings a wealth of experience from working with more than 500 manufacturing, food, and distribution businesses in more than 20 countries. Our experience ranges from large scale agri-businesses to sophisticated medical device manufacturers. Our industry knowledge base is second to none.

How the Lean Program Works?

Callaghan Innovation deliver one day Lean workshops throughout New Zealand.

To sign up for one of these workshops go to the Callaghan Innovation Website

Registrations are limited to a maximum of three people per business and priority is given to registrations from businesses new to the Lean programme.

What are the Costs?

Lean one-day workshops cost $65 per person. Book by contacting [email protected]

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you can then appoint a Lean coach from TXM to get Lean implementation underway. Implementation costs over 12 months vary depending on the consultant chosen. You pay 60%, we fund 40%, up to a maximum of $20,000.

If you would like to know more about Callaghan Innovation and their Lean Programmes, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit Callaghan Innovation

James Brycker is available to consult across all of Queensland & Northern New South Wales

TXM Lean Solutions Australia is excited to announce the appointment of another two passionate & experienced Lean experts and change managers to our consulting teams in Australia and New Zealand.

James Brycker – Senior Lean Consultant – Queensland

James Brycker joins us as a Senior Lean Consultant in Queensland. Based in Brisbane, James has extensive experience & management of automotive manufacturing, supply chain and process improvement in Sweden where he worked with Johnson Controls producing & launching new products for the S, V & C series supplying directly to Volvo.

He is a highly experienced consultant with a deep passion for assisting businesses drive cultural change, enhance employee engagement, and implement supply chain improvement processes to ensure cost savings and efficiencies, on his return to Australia James has worked with several high-profile clients developing leaders at all levels with excellent engagement and communication.

James is available for consulting across Queensland and northern NSW, If you would like to have James help you improve your people, productivity and profits don’t hesitate to contact us.


Liam Taylor – Senior Lean Consultant – South Island New Zealand

We are excited to announce the appointment of Liam Taylor to our consulting team in New Zealand. Liam joins TXM after working with JCB for 10 years in the United Kingdom where he honed his Lean & Manufacturing skills as a Lean Coordinator & then Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Liam has extensive experience in helping businesses improve and maximise their potential. With over 20 years’ experience, Liam has worked with a wide range of businesses from smaller-scale SME’s through to world class industry-leading organisations. He is able to help businesses improve from both a financial and cultural perspective, with the emphasis on building capable and resilient businesses.

Liam has helped businesses across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Specifically, he has covered Manufacturing, Defence & Aerospace, Food/Beverage, Viticulture, FMCG, Automotive, Stores, Agricultural, Fishing, Hospitality, Utilities and office-based Service sectors. He has worked with organisations based in the UK, Europe, USA, and NZ as well as undertaking an advisory role in the set-up of factories in India.

Liam has also coached and mentored small businesses in their start-up and growth and has successfully run two businesses of his own. In addition, he has been involved in NZ’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) to help young people discover their business potential.

Away from business, Liam has owned and maintained multiple classic and performance cars and enjoys wine and travel.

Liam is based in the Nelson Bays region and will be supporting projects across the South Island and southern half of the North Island. Liam is eager to help you build capabilities and drive performance in your business.

Contact TXM for more information

TXM Lean Solutions are happy to announce the recruitment of two new consultants in New South Wales and the North Island of New Zealand. In New South Wales, TXM welcome Doug Mottram as Senior Lean Consultant. Doug Joins TXM Lean Solutions Australia in NSW with extensive experience working as a continuous improvement professional. In New Zealand we weclome Ian Lines who brings a wealth of knowledge from his time as a operations manager at automtovie suppliers.

Doug Mottram joins TXM with over 20 years experience in manaufacturing.

Meeting Demand with a New Senior Lean Consultant Doug Mottram

Doug has worked in a range of industries from Mining & Minerals to Gaming, Furniture and even Air Traffic Control. Doug has also been the President of AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) NSW. Doug is also the owner of The Business Advisory Board in the Sutherland Shire Business Region.

He has a passion for seeing businesses grow profitably and sustainably and will be able to help NSW clients increase productivity, drive performance and boost profitability.

Boosting Capabilities in New Zealand with New Senior Lean Consultant

Ian joins TXM with over 35 years experience in manufacturing and operations management.

Across the ditch we are excited to announce the appointment of Ian Lines as Senior Lean Consultant New Zealand. Ian started his career in Wales, UK on the shop floor as a manufacturing engineer giving him a practical understanding of production & process before becoming a Continuous Improvement Manager at Valeo a supplier to BMW, Peugeot, SaaB & General Motors.

Ian has since worked as a Lean Consultant in New Zealand helping businesses increase productivity, profits, and efficiency. Ian has developed an outstanding set of facilitator skills who constantly engages staff.

Need Help?

If you need a Lean Consultant across Australia or New Zealand, Ian and Doug are both ready to help you achieve your vision and boost your profits & productivity. Contact TXM for more information.

TXM Exhibiting @ Booth S24

After not being able to meet customers face-to-face at exhibitions all of last year, TXM are happy to announce we will be exhibiting at FoodPro 2021 at Sydney Olympic Park. Join us for the first time since 2019!

FoodPro is one of Australia’s premier food & beverage exhibitions bringing together food producers, manufacturers and distributors. Food & Beverage manufacturing is one of Australia’s largest employers across Processing & Packaging, Ingredients, Drinks & Liquid Foods, Packaging Materials, Equipment and Logisitics & Handling.

TXM is Australia’s leading Lean Manufacturing Consultants with offices around Australia and globally. We have assisted food manufacturers like Ferguson Plarre, Harvest Moon and Pattie’s Foods 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%.

Join TXM in-person

TXM will be exhibiting at booth S24 right across from the sensory maze. Come say hello to the team and talk to us about any issues you may be facing. We will have experts on hand to answer any questions you may have about our services or how we can apply them to your business.

Register Free Now!