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Lean Inspiration for the New Year

Published: December 23, 2016
There is something about the end of one year and the beginning of the next that allows us to pause and reflect. Here we will reflect on a year of TXM articles and videos; we hope they have helped you reflect, learn and grow your business, continually, throughout the year. ... Read more
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A Multi Level Approach to Problem Solving with Trigger Points

Published: November 29, 2016
As you and your company travel along the lean journey, the ability for your team to identify and take part in solving their own problems becomes important. Having a robust, multi level approach to problem solving helps to make problem solving more achievable. Clear trigger points are needed to support the problem solving efforts. ... Read more

Why Distribution Businesses Fail to Deliver On Time In Full for Customers.

Published: November 24, 2016
Many of the distribution businesses I see suffer from the same problems – frequent stock shortages on key items, while at the same time excessive stock holdings and obsolete stocks. This sounds like a contradiction, high levels of stock and frequent shortages. Businesses have too much of the things they don’t sell and too little of the things they sell. In this blog I am going to overview some of the root causes of these problems and then in the following monthly blogs I am going to suggest solutions. ... Read more
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Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks of Value Stream Mapping

Published: November 15, 2016
Previously we talked about the stumbling blocks with creating a value stream map. Here we will look at ways of overcoming the stumbling block in the four key areas of getting started, pulling our team together, creating the map and then implementing the actions. ... Read more