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 in Europe. Benoît Spatz joins us in Strasbourg, France.
Benoît Spatz – Senior Lean Consultant – Strasbourg, France
Benoît holds a masters degree in machine tool technology from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. Benoît started his career with the automotive supplier Shaeffler. In 2007 Benoît joined Steelcase a world leader in office furniture to lead supplier development across Europe.
He supported Steelcase’s suppliers large and small in an operational improvement process across Europe, the United States and Asia. Since working for Steelcase Benoît has led dozens of consulting projects around industrial performance and supply chain optimisation.
Benoît and based in Strasbourg, is bilingual French and German and will assist our clients in Eastern France and Germany.
Even with the continued period of unknowns across the globe with the Ever Given ship stuck in the Suez Canal causing major shipping delays or the lockdowns experienced across much of Europe at the moment. TXM Europe SAS is happy to announce the arrival of new Swedish consultant – Jimmy Sterner.
Jimmy Sterner joins TXM Europe SAS with over 35 years experience in production and plant management across Northern Europe. Jimmy is also a well seasoned and experienced Lean Consultant with Lean and Six Sigma experience in senior roles with-in manufacturing, supply chain and global operations.
Jimmy started his career with global beverage container maker REXAM where he gain experience in production and plant management. After 20 years with REXAM Jimmy worked with ConvaTec & SWEP International applying Lean across a number of business functions.
After 20 years with REXAM, Jimmy worked with ConvaTec where he started as a Technical & Production Manager whilst also coordinating the transfer to a new facility. His next project with ConvaTec saw him implement Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma across their headquarters in Denmark.
At SWEP International he implemented a sustainable Lean culture for growth across the supply chain with a focus on manufacturing. Jimmy also established and secured business with external stakeholders. He applied Lean & Six Sigma at all levels, whilst implementing quality systems to support SWEP International’s growth.
After 7 years with SWEP International Jimmy became a Lean consultant specialising in Executive level Coaching, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, Kaizen, SMED, Quality, Continuous Improvement and Change Management.
As a Lean champion Jimmy see’s it as his mission to create growth and profitability through continuous improvement, including development of people, processes, teams and organisations in parallel with technology and quality for internal and external stakeholders.
Jimmy is based in Skane County, Sweden and is highly skilled to be able to take your business to the next level. Contact TXM to find out how to get Jimmy on-site to your business.
Bruno Dury Joins TXM In France
TXM Lean Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Bruno Dury to our French Team. Bruno joins TXM with over 30 years of industry experience across France as a Lean/Operational Excellence Consultant.
Bruno has over 30 years experience in process improvement and transformation starting his career with Areva in the Nuclear Industry where he honed his skills as a Method Manager. Bruno has since worked at Alstrom where he was Lean Leader & implemented the APS (Advanced Production System). It is a continuous improvement approach based on the principles of Lean Manufacturing and run by over 350 people across multiple sites.
Bruno then worked at General Electric responsible for coordinating quality assurance and the establishment of 3 units across the Villeurbanne and St Priest Sites. Whilst head of the quality department he oversaw 15 employees looking after customer quality, production quality, supplier quality and quality assurance.
Bruno will be helping our clients across Europe with a focus on France. His extensive experience of Lean and Operational Excellence will be invaluable for our clients and wider consulting team. We would like to welcome Bruno into the TXM Team!
If you would like to speak with Bruno or would like him to assess your business give TXM an obligation free call or submit an enquiry.
New Consultant Joins TXM in France!
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. Our ISO18404 Lean Practitioner Program is designed to coach you to become a facilitator of change in your organisation.
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.
How Do I Participate
The course is currently available to our clients as an additional extra on top of your Lean deployment. It can be a great way to train employees in Lean to accelerate your Lean deployment and up-skill your teams. Alternatively we can run the course in-house for multiple people.
Contact TXM for more information.
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.
10-13 March 2020
International Bar Turning Machine Tool Show
+ 33 (0)4 50 03 03 37 [email protected]
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.