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Welcome to the TXM Newsletter for April 2015

As Winter starts to close in Australia and summer approaches to the north, the change of seasons provides a good chance to take a fresh look at how things are being done in your business. Hopefully this months issue provides some useful inspiration.


TXM Lean Minute Video – Autonomous Maintenance

Care for your machine like you care for your car. In this Lean Minute, TXM China Consulting Director, Justin Tao, explains how Autonomous Maintenance means that operators do simple every day cleaning, lubricating and machine checks, just like the simple checks we do every time we get in our car.Watch the Video…


TXM Lean Minute Video – Improve Your Business with Active Experimentation

Adults learn by doing. We call this active experimentation. In this Lean Minute video, Anthony Clyne explains how you can engage your team in using active experimentation to innovate and improve your business.

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Active Experimentation


Top 4 Tips to Improve the Competitiveness of your Chinese Supplier

China is getting expensive. Very few companies sourcing from China will have failed to notice the changes over the past few years. Western buyers are now looking for other ways to stay competitive. TXM has worked across a range of industries to help companies sourcing from China to improve their competitiveness. Here are our best tips to help you succeed in helping your supplier to improve.

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Messy china factory

What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing has been around for over 25 years, but we still find lots of confusion about what it really means to be “Lean”. We have heard downsizing, ERP software, robotics, Six Sigma and any number of other business activities called “Lean”, when in many cases such things have little to do with what most of us know to be Lean. In this extract from Tim McLean’s book, “Grow Your Factory – Grow Your Profits”, we share what is hopefully a simple and straightforward definition and description of Lean Manufacturing

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what is lean manufacturing


TXM to Exhibit at Austech 2015 – Melbourne 26-29 May – Stand 503

TXM Lean Consultants will bring to this year’s Austech Exhibition a fresh perspective on improving manufacturing efficiencies with the release of a book and business network. Austech and its partner event, National Manufacturing Week is the premier manufacturing industry exhibition in Australia, featuring a huge range of manufacturing technology and services.

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TXM at National Manufacturing week 2014

TXM Lean Sales Project Features in Harvard Business Review Article

At TXM we knew the work TXM Director, Ron Spiteri,  had done with Kimberly Clark Professional was pretty special, but the significance of this innovative approach to Lean Sales was brought home when it featured in the March edition of the world’s most prestigious business journal, the Harvard Business Review.

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Best Practice Network Event – How do I Know My Food Safety System is Working?

How do I Know My Food Safety System is Working? Best Practice Network event. Sugar Australia Yarraville, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Wednesday 3 June 2015, Sugar Aus Yarraville Refinery. Facilitated by Ruth Oakley

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TXM WIIN Lean for Food Industry - Cerebos Martin Hiziak
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If you need further inspiration, you can view our previous E-News Issues