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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

Top 3 Tips for Auditing your Audits

Published: July 23, 2014
We know that audits are an important part of sustaining our Lean systems. But they are often the hardest part of implementing a new system and are easy to let slip, which results in systems that fade rather than embedded into our daily and weekly business processes. Here we will discuss the top three tips for auditing your audits and making sure your team is getting the best out of these unique opportunities to work on the business. ... Read more

Did your Lean Processes Survive your Holiday?

Published: July 11, 2014
Over the last few weeks, three of the TXM Lean Consultants have been enjoying a well-earned break and it is hard to clear our work calendars to allow us to have time away from the office. But what an opportunity this presents our businesses - how does our business work while we are away? Have we set up systems that are robust enough to work well, regardless of whether we are there or not? Here are five questions to check if your Lean Processes will survive your holiday. ... Read more

Mastering Meaningful Metrics

Published: June 20, 2014
“What gets measured, gets managed” is the adage by management expert Peter Drukker and you would be hard pressed to find a company today that doesn’t have some level of metrics. The challenge is to differentiate between every day “business” metrics and “lean metrics”. Let's look at the key elements to getting good metrics in place and tools for sustaining their use. ... Read more