We hope this newsletter finds you well rested after the Easter break, ready to head into the productive months ahead. This month we bring you a selection of Lean news, inspiration and a dose of techniques to assist you with your Lean Journey.
Getting the plant layout right at the start can save you a lot of time and money in the life of your factory and will mean that you can make more product, more safely at lower cost and in less space. In this Lean Minute, TXM Consulting Director, Anthony Clyne explains the key points you need to consider when developing a new Lean plant layout using the TXM Lean Plant Layout Development Process.
Respect for people is a core value at Toyota. In this TXM Lean Minute, Anthony Clyne provides some simple tips on how to use the Toyota Method to help you show “respect for people” in your workplace. At TXM we teach the skills of Lean Leadership by coaching leaders to demonstrate simple everyday behaviours such as these.
A key question that companies ask us is “how do you sustain 5S”. 5S Training courses are not the answer. A more practical approach is needed. In this TXM Lean Minute, Anthony Clyne explains why every 5S audit should look for improvements. The 5S Audit is a key part of Practical 5S, TXM’s practical approach to creating a sustainable 5S system in your business
Building accountability into a Lean Enterprise is not so different for creating accountability into any organisation however it is a critical component of building the problem-solving culture that is needed for a Lean Enterprise to really thrive.
We have had many discussions here about management behaviour and how important leadership is to steer a company towards a Lean Enterprise. Another examination is warranted to dovetail in with the previous discussions, so we can address what lean leadership means in a practical sense. Today we will look at the three key steps for true Lean leadership.
We’re going to look at the importance of using teamwork to develop a lean enterprise. While it is easy to define what a Lean enterprise is when we talk about tools and systems, it is the intangibles like teamwork that supports the foundation of what we are trying to achieve when implementing a Lean Enterprise philosophy.
Learn how Lean Thinking can help your business survive and grow from leading Australia’s Lean Manufacturing consultants, TXM, during National Manufacturing Week, to be held at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, 13 – 16 May, 2014.
TXM will be located at Stand 2422 in the centre of the show right next to the R&D Hub.