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 [email protected] 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.

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

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

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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





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


David Jaksa
David Jaksa, TXM Senior Lean Consultant in Melbourne

TXM is pleased to welcome David Jaksa to our team. David has worked with us as an associate for more than a year, proving himself to be a highly capable Lean leader and consultant. He now joins our team as a Senior Lean Consultant in Melbourne.

David Jaksa has had an outstanding career in Lean and Quality Engineering within the Toyota Motor Corporation Australia. At Toyota, David commenced as a member of the Graduate program where he was placed on a 2 year training development pathway which helped him gain exposure to automotive manufacturing and logistic processes as well as the associated Toyota Production System concepts such as Just in Time and Quality Built in. His work ranged across assembly operations, quality engineering and included management of new model supply parts approval activities. In 2004 David was appointed the Quality Control Project Manager for the new model Camry which he carried out up until its successful Launch in 2006. He had also worked in the role of Business planning manager within the corporate strategy division

Throughout his roles within Toyota, David was able to gain considerable practical experience in the use of Lean visual techniques and how they are essential to the the successful introduction of a project.

Since leaving Toyota seven years ago, David has worked in many different industries such as Manufacturing, Services and Construction, in driving efficiency, running Lean programmes and implementing various quality system improvements.

David is a passionate Lean coach and facilitator who brings a broad range of practical Lean skills and experience to TXM.  Beyond his considerable expertise in manufacturing, David has developed a deep understanding of implementing Lean in typically non-traditional environments such as building and construction.

TXM is pleased to welcome Simon Jones to our consulting team. Simon will be based in Sydney. Simon has had an outstanding career in Lean and operations with Boeing and Qantas.

At Boeing Simon was trained by Japanese ex-Toyota Lean experts. His work ranged across production engineering, production line design and operations management. Simon rose to the role of Operations Manager for the whole Boeing Bankstown site. This gives him considerable practical leadership and change management experience to go with his deep understanding of Lean.

Previous roles have included the implementation of lean improvements to established manufacturing lines, project management of the transfer and set-up of complex aircraft component programs, leading an international multi-discipline design team as well as manufacturing engineering on commercial and military aircraft programs.

At Qantas, Simon was a Ground Operations Manager at Sydney Airport. This has provided him with excellent experience in a complex and demanding non-manufacturing environment.

Learn More About the  TXM Team

Lean coaching shop floor
TXM’s selection for the Regional Manufacturing Clusters program reflects our unique experience in successfully supporting small and medium sized manufacturers across Australia and around the world.

TXM is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the sole Lean consulting provider to the Victorian Regional Manufacturing Clusters program. The Victorian Government has partnered with AI Group on this innovative new program.

It will provide support for over 100 companies across ten regional cities to improve their business performance so they can invest, grow and employ more Victorians.

The Regional Manufacturing Clusters initiative will support manufacturers seeking to invest in innovation, capability development and business growth, with a focus on tangible actions and peer learning and collaboration.

Participant companies will work alongside their industry peers to learn and apply core lean techniques such as value stream mapping, 5S and Lean metrics to help improve operational performance.

As well every business will receive one-on-one on site Lean coaching from a TXM senior consultant. This will help these businesses turn this coaching in to action and bottom line results.

The program starts in July 2018 and will support Victorian manufacturers in Ballarat, Bendigo, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Echuca, Shepparton, Taralgon, Sale, Mildura and Warnambool. The program is limited to ten companies per city, so sign up now to reserve your place.

Click Here to find Out More About Regional Manufacturing Clusters.


Dennis McCarthy

The Best Practice Network is proud to host Dennis McCarthy, UK-based Author and Lean Maintenance Expert, to run a series of workshops in August and September 2018, across Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

Dennis is a recognised authority on the application of Lean and TPM 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.

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

These premium two-day workshops are recommended for Operations Managers, Maintenance Managers and CI Managers wanting to improve their Lean Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) skills, apply proven Lean TPM diagnostic benchmarks, and drive flow and flexibility through focused improvement.

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.

Workshop Dates and Locations:

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


Tim McLean presenting his “Lean for SME” workshop in the USA in 2015

The AusIndustry Entrepreneur’s Programme has engaged TXM to run a free Lean workshop series around Australia aimed at small and medium sized enterprise. TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean, will present the workshops. Tim is an internationally recognised expert on the implementation of Lean in small and medium sized enterprises. Tim’s book, “Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises” has sold globally and was recently published in a Chinese edition. The workshop is based on the book.

The one day free lean workshop is designed to get smaller businesses started on their Lean journey and will cover:

  • Why achieving profitable growth is such a challenge for small and medium sized businesses.
  • Core Lean Manufacturing principles that will help you see opportunity in your business.
  • How to apply Lean through a simple, practical, hands-on simulation.
  • Why a “big company solution” like Lean works so effectively in small businesses.
  • The steps to successful Lean implementation in small and medium businesses.
  • How to unlock your business’ growth potential.

Past workshop attendees have given some great feedback, including:

  • “Very good course, and make you look at every thing you are doing and question could it be done better with less waste”
  • “The course was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t yet been an a course like this”
  • “Course material provided some light bulb moments, very helpful in making a SME take the next step.”
  • “Brilliant up to date content that is useful straightaway. It is not all theory it is practical stuff demonstrated well.”

Confirmed workshop dates are:

  • Newcastle, NSW – 15 February.
  • Sale, Vic – 27 February.
  • Altona, Vic – 8 March.
  • Narre Warren, Vic – 20 March.
  • Wantirna South, Vic – 11 April.
  • Perth, WA – 17 April.
  • Epping, Vic – 18 April.
  • Canberra, ACT – 24 May

As well workshops are planned for Brisbane, Regional South Australia and Melbourne’s inner north.

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