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’

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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 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!

 

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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.

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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.

Currently TXM Television will be run daily sessions in a Zoom Video Conference.

Alternatively you can put a reoccuring reminder your calendar!

 

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, working from home will be the new normal for most people.

A New Way of Working

COVID-19 is real and it has impacted every country we operate in.  We are embarking on a new way of living and working.

This experience will be difficult while at the same time providing us with an opportunity to reinforce our values and redefine our character.

TXM acknowledge these are tough times for a large portion of people and business. We are here to serve and support through this new way of working and living.

 

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Continuing to Serve and Support You Through This

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.

 

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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.

TXM Article: How to Pivot Your Manufacturing

Are You Struggling to Understand What to Do Next?

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 Launches Business in New Zealand

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.

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Peter Rewi joins TXM with extensive experience from some of New Zealand’s largest companies.

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.

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from TXM Lean Solutions!

This year has been our most rewarding yet, with the launch of TXM Training in 2019 we saw over 130 participants in over 15 different on-site real world locations. TXM Training is running in 2020 across Australia but we can provide in-house across the globe.

Our North American presence has expanded with 3 new consultants to service our North American clients. Be on the look out for more case studies and videos about our North American clients. Our UK team have been busy exhibiting at packaging and supply chain management exhibitions. Be on the look out for us at PPMA Total October 2020.

We would like to say thanks to all of our clients around the world for a busy and productive 2019 & Thank You for giving us the chance to do what we enjoy and grow your businesses.

TXM will be closed from December 21st 2019 and will resume business as usual from January 6th 2020. We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

May your 2020 visions be profitable and productive and we look forward to working with you and making 2020 an even more successful year.

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Pre-register for PPMA Total 2019 & Receive a Free Book valued at 25 pounds when you attend.

TXM Lean Solutions UK will be exhibiting at the UK’s largest & leading Machinery Exhibition PPMA Total 2019 between 1st – 3rd October at NEC, Birmingham.

Fill out the form below and come visit us at Stand J132 to claim your free copy of ‘Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits’

 

Total PPMA 2019

 

PPMA Total Show 2019 is the UK’s largest-ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging machinery. It comes around every three years, so don’t miss this Octobers event.

 

The show caters for multiple industry sectors, including Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Household Products, Contract Packers, Pharmaceuticals, Building Supplies, Pet Food / Pet Care and Micro-Brewers and Distillers.

 

Every aspect of the production line will be represented, from labelling, filling and packaging to processing, robotics, automation, and industrial vision systems. TXM will help you make sense of all of these new technologies and how to integrate them into your own business.

 

You’ll be able to:

  • Network with peers – Meet other companies and people in your sector, with organised activities, help break the ice and get you mingling with industry peers.
  • Be inspired – Find solutions to problems – including some you maybe never knew existed –  and see how new machinery can help your business.
  • Attend free – Attending the PPMA Total Show 2019 is totally free. As well as getting up to speed on new solutions and technology, you’ll also make new business connections.

 

There’s something for everyone in the processing and packaging industry and TXM hope to see you at the show.

 

To claim your FREE book valued at 25 pounds complete the form below. We’ll then send you a link to register for the show and get your free expo tickets.

You will receive your free book (‘Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits’) when you visit our stand J132 at PPMA Total Show and say hello. 



Pre-register for IMHX 2019 & Receive a Free Book valued at 25 pounds when you attend.

TXM Lean Solutions UK will be exhibiting at IMHX 2019 between September 23rd to 27th at NEC, Birmingham at the UK’s largest Intralogistics Event. Come down, see us and get a free copy of ‘On Time and In Full’

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IMHX is the largest event of its kind welcoming 16,000 professionals to see and experience the latest logistics and supply chain technology from the industry’s leading names. TXM want to meet as many of you as possible, come down and see us at Stand 6C269.

 

The show will be a great way to come and meet the TXM team and talk us through your supply chain problems. Below are some of the things you’ll be able to do and see across the 4 days of the show for free.

 

  • Explore the latest solutions from 400+ industry giants Toyota, ABB, JCB, Dematic, Doosan, Crown, Hyster, Siemens, Swisslog, Yale and many more
  • Stay ahead of supply chain trends with 100+ hours of critical insight from 80+ expert speakers including major operators Amazon, Ocado, Coca-Cola, and Jack Wills
  • Evaluate the newest products, services, and technology to enter the market by attending hundreds of live product demonstrations taking place every day on the show floor
  • Get an exclusive first look at major product launches from Doosan, Dematic, JCB, Swisslog and more
  • Assess the newest industrial trucks from leading brands including Toyota, Crown and Impact Handling in the brand-new
  • Forklift Truck Demonstration Zone in back-to-back demos!
  • Receive practical advice on retaining your rising stars, attracting staff and creating a talent pipeline in the Future Skills Theatre
  • Network with over 16,000 logistics and supply chain professionals across manufacturing, engineering, retail and more

 

To claim your FREE book valued at 25 pounds complete the form below. We’ll then send you a link to register for the show and get your free expo tickets.

You will receive your free book (‘On Time and In Full’) when you visit our stand (6C269) at IHMX and say hello.



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!