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Welcome to the TXM Newsletter for May 2015

This newsletter comes at the end of a busy month for TXM where the TXM team was present at a number of major Asia Pacific Industry conferences including Austmine 2015, APPEA 2015 and Austech 2015. June keeps the pace of activity high with TXM attending the Lean Enterprise China Summit in Shanghai and then Lean Construction Institute Global Conference, Construct15 in Perth in July.


TXM Lean Minute Video – Engage Your People in Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a great tool for understanding your business.. Building a value stream map based on superficial or incorrect information not only will lead to a poor result, it also fails to show respect to the people who do the work. In this Lean Minute, TXM Consulting Director, Anthony Clyne explains why it is important to engage your people in developing a value stream map.

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TXM Lean Minute Video – Lean Leadership – Effective Senior Leadership Sponsorship

Senior Leadership support is a critical success factor for lean implementation. In this Lean Minute, TXM Director, Ron Spiteri explains the critical sponsorship role that senior leaders play in a successful Lean deployment

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Seven Reasons Not to Fire Your Factory Manager

The role of Factory Manager (or Operations Manager, Plant Manager, General Manager – title is not important) is one of the most challenging in business. In most cases firing the Factory Manager is does not improve manufacturing performance and often makes it worse. So before you “push the button” on firing your Factory Manager, read our “Seven Reasons NOT to Fire your Factory Manager”.

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Why Lean Business Processes Fail – Does your “Gate” have no “Fence”?

We have all read the books, we all know the theory – Lean business processes are GREAT! They cut waste, cut lead times and streamline processes. However the little secret that no one will tell you is that sometimes they just don’t work! In this blog we discuss a key reason why this happens.

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Tim McLean to Present Lean Office Case Studies at the Lean China Summit

TXM Managing Director Tim McLean will present case studies of innovative Lean implementation in the office in Australia and China. Tim will be presenting at the Lean Enterprise China summit at the Crowne Plaza Fudan Hotel in Shanghai on June 11.

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Best Practice Network Event – Mondelez Food Innovation Centre

The next Best Practice Network – Special Interest Group will be at the Mondelez Food Innovation Centre in Ringwood, Victoria on 7 July 2015. The session will focus on how to collaborate and co-create to grow your food or beverage business for sustained growth.

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Well, that’s it for another month! Remember – your TXM Lean consultant is only a phone call away, so give us a call and let us help you!Regards,The TXM teamIf you do not want to continue receiving our e-news, please click the unsubscribe link below and we will remove you from our mailing list.

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