Contact Us

Lean Principles

Committing to Lean Manufacturing

Published: February 21, 2014
The past couple of months has seen a major shift in manufacturing within Australia and while this comes with deep loss there is will also opportunity. ... Read more

Six Sigma (and Lean Six Sigma) vs. Lean – Which way to go?

Published: January 20, 2014
Next to Lean, Six Sigma is probably the most popular process improvement methodology in the world. As a business starting out on the improvement journey, it can be hard to decide which approach to take. At TXM we are committed to a Lean approach because we believe it is the most effective way to drive process improvement through an organisation. However most of our team also have training in Six Sigma and we do assist some customers in deploying a Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma approach. So what are the differences and relative merits of the two approaches? ... Read more

Lean Manufacturing goes hand in hand with Quality Improvement

Published: November 26, 2013
How do we use Lean Manufacturing methods improve quality systems? Over the past years, while introducing a lean programs in to manufacturing companies, the lean program over all results has a lot to do with how well the company's quality process/system is performing. Often having to adjust/improve the quality processes as the Lean programs becomes established . In order to achieve this there are a few key steps that will help integrate your quality system when combining it with Lean methods. ... Read more

Making your ERP System live with your Kanban System

Published: October 25, 2013
The outcome of a well designed and maintained kanban system is that your problems with part shortages are likely to disappear. The effort required to manage materials can be dramatically reduced. However in most manufacturing businesses, inventory is the largest component of working capital and a major business asset. Maintenance of accurate inventory records is therefore critical to maintaining an accurate balance sheet and avoiding large “profit busting” stock write offs. Inventory is usually recorded in an ERP system. Kanban’s great benefit is that it uses a visual trigger based on physical stock levels to trigger replenishment. Therefore how do you connect these physical transactions with what is being recorded on your balance sheet via your ERP system and avoid large inventory errors and write offs? ... Read more