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Why Lean Business Processes Fail – Does your “Gate” Have No “Fence”?

Published: June 1, 2015
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. ... Read more

Creating a Standard Lean Workstation in a Low Volume, High Mix Industry

Published: March 24, 2015
When a team of craftsmen come together to discuss their needs for a standard lean workstation, you can imagine the struggle this can be for a team who is just starting on their Lean journey. Our craftsman work in a low volume, high mix industry. Designing a standard Lean workstation is the first steps towards developing work standards. Here are the three key steps in creating a standard lean workstation. ... Read more

Top 3 TXM Lean Minute Videos

Published: March 1, 2015
Our TXM Lean Minute videos have attracted attention from around the globe and we love bringing them to you! They are a fun way to bring our lean philosophy, theory and practical tools to life, and hopefully the help to reinforce a point you already know, or to bring you something new, or a new way of looking at things in your business. ... Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Lean Goals

Published: January 23, 2015
This year, let’s NOT make any New Year’s resolutions when it comes to running our businesses and being successful. Rather than go through the usual goals around mission statements and visions, let’s ask ourselves - did that work last year? Instead let’s commit to these two simple principles that we can undertake every day. ... Read more