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Keeping Score with Good Metrics: Grand Finals and our Businesses

Published: October 2, 2017
It’s Grand Final season and our eyes will be on the scoreboard during the game, keeping track of the timing clock and watching the scores. So what can we learn from within the Grand Final this year? When you return to work, is your team ready to head out like they are playing on the hallowed grounds of the MGC or Stadium Australia? ... Read more
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Avoiding a “Bad” Improvement Project

Published: September 4, 2017
We’ve all seen those improvement projects that look out of place and not aligned with the company direction. So, how do you ensure your improvement project doesn’t look like something that’s been tacked on? Let’s look at starting with a clear roadmap, getting the basics in place, then keep moving with more advanced lean tools. ... Read more
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Combining Lean Tools and Safety Standards for Improvements

Published: August 1, 2017
The practice of providing a safe workplace and implementing Lean production systems have been kept separate in most manufacturing sites. It is not uncommon to find these two essential functions being slightly out of alignment due to their seemingly opposite objectives. There are three excellent lean tools that you can implement into processes to create a safer and incident-free workplace ... Read more
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What Does Your China Supply Chain Cost You and How do You Improve it?

Published: May 4, 2017
China is no longer the low cost manufacturing paradise it once was. However the problems of long lead times, dodgy suppliers and suspect quality still exists, even as Chinese manufacturing moves in to more complex and higher value added sectors. TXM China Consulting Director, Justin Tao has spent his whole career working in Chinese manufacturing from his first days in Toyota's forging plant in Tianjin. Justin believes that the key to supply chain success in China is to get the right support - from a local. ... Read more