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Welcome to the Spring edition of the TXM newsletter. We hope this email finds you well and getting ready to put your 2017 plans into place!


Lean Case Study Video – ATCO Structures and Logistics

Applying Lean principles right from the start of a new facility maximises the benefits. In this case study video, the TXM team worked with ATCO Structures and Logistics to ensure that their new Perth facility was Lean from day one. This lead to dramatic savings in capital costs for the facility as well as lower operating costs and shorter lead times.

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TXM Lean Minute Video – Using Short Interval Control for Planning

Short interval control production boards are a key tool to stabilizing and sustaining our lean processes within a machine or workstation area.  This Lean minute explains how Short Interval Control production boards provide the information needed for the team to make the correct decision about order and sequence of production in real time every day.

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Managing Knowledge Work with Kanban

In a manufacturing environment, we can quickly move to a visual display of the work to allow our team to show the status of work.  With a worldwide shift from a manufacturing workforce to an economy based more on knowledge work, the structure of the workforce is changing. The interaction of technology with workers’ intellectual and human capital has created a new class of worker in today’s economy – the knowledge worker.

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Benchmarking the Lean principles at Subway

It can be hard to visualise what “best practice” may look like and be able to share that vision with your team. A great place to see key lean principles is at your local Subway; their layout and processes exemplify many of the lean principles we are looking to develop in your company. They include clearly defining customer expectations, defining product flow and being agile with customer demands.

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TXM Lean Consulting Team Expands in the UK

TXM is pleased to welcome Tim Scurlock and Lee Candy to the team in the UK. Tim and Lee are based near Milton Keynes and Southampton respectively and will support TXM’s rapidly growing base of more than 30 customers across the UK. Both Tim and Lee bring extensive Lean experience to TXM.

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How Can HR Help You With Developing Your Lean Leaders ?

Lean manufacturing is about developing people. This belief was reinforced last Friday at the Best Practice Network’s workshop – ‘Strategies and Insights for Developing Your Lean Leaders’. Held at Leica Biosystems Melbourne, the workshop was facilitated by Cheryl Jekiel, founder of the ‘Lean Leadership Resource Center.’

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And if any of these ideas has sparked a thought, just give us a call on 1 300 165 606, from anywhere around Australia or call one of our Global Offices. We’d love to hear from you!

If you need further inspiration, you can view our previous E-News Issues