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Engaging your team in Lean

Engaging your Team in Lean

Published: September 28, 2014
Whether you are starting off your Lean journey or trying to ramp it up to the next level, you need to engage your WHOLE team; from your Drivers in Dispatch, right through to your Sales team and Accounts, and EVERYONE in between. Here are the Top 3 opportunities to engage your team in Lean. ... Read more
Creating a true A3 Plan

Creating an A3 Implementation Plan That Works

Published: September 12, 2014
Creating an A3 Plan with your team to implement your Lean journey actions is an important step in Lean Deployment. Senior TXM Lean Consultant Michelle Brown talks us through an effective approach, based on the Value Stream approach. ... Read more

Lead with Respect: a Novel of Lean Practice

Published: August 26, 2014
Michelle Brown reviews the new Lean textbook "Lead with Respect: a Novel of Lean Practice" by Michael Balle and Freddy Balle. Coming two years after The Lean Manager we catch up with Andy Ward again. He is now Vice President of the European operations and had turned his attention to a new plant, Nexplas, and one their IT suppliers, Southcape Software. Southcape’s CEO is Jane Delany and she is dragged into Andy’s Lean world kicking and screaming but desperate to save the relationship between their two companies. ... Read more

Identifying Key Value Streams in your Business

Published: August 8, 2014
Beginning your Lean journey can be daunting, especially when “everything” seems to be going wrong and you don’t know where to start. The TXM Lean consultants suggest you begin by identifying your key value streams within your business and use this knowledge to target your initial improvements as you learn and develop the approach that will work with your business and team. Whether you are in manufacturing or service industry, identify how you add value to your customers will establish your value streams. ... Read more