Lean Consultants

TXM has one of the most experienced teams of Lean Consultants in the Asia Pacific region. All our consultants were experienced manufacturing professionals with responsible supervisory and management roles in manufacturing operations before they became consultants. Therefore they understand what is like to try to grow returns in an environment of ferocious global competition, because they have all experienced it first hand. This means we have a practical and realistic approach and bring with us considerable manufacturing experience from a wide range of industries as well as deep understanding of lean enterprise.

Tim McLean – TXM Principal

Tim has spent more than 20 years in operational and general management roles and has extensive experience in both Project Management and Process Improvement. Since establishing TXM he has built a strong reputation for his high quality project managementand extensive lean supply chain expertise. Tim’s projects at TXM have included Varian Australia, Kidde Australia and Schuetz DSL supply chain improvements More…

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Anthony Clyne – Consulting Director

Anthony has a deep understanding of lean thinking and an ability to explain and apply the concepts in many different processes.

He joined TXM in 2007 with an impressive record of lean manufacturing experience in a range of industries including food, automotive, minerals processing and transactional processes. Since joining TXM he has worked with a range of customers including Schuetz DSL, Trimas Corporation, Agilent Technologies, AstraZeneca, Ferguson Plarre, Branach Manufacturing, Jeff Sykes and Associates and more. More…

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Ron Spiteri – TXM Director

Ron Spiteri has been a Lean practitioner for over 20 years His Lean foundations were developed during his 16 years with Boeing in Sydney, Melbourne, and Seattle. Ron then led the implementation of quality and lean initiatives in Australia with UTC Fire and Security. Ron joined TXM as a lean consultant in 2012 and became a TXM Director in 2013. Ron’s successful projects have included Kimberley Clark Professional, Atco Structures and Logistics and Reid Construction Systems (ITW)  More…

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Michelle Brown – Senior Lean Consultant

Michelle Brown has had an 18 year career implementing lean enterprise at Boeing. Michelle started on the shop floor as a cadet engineer which has given her a practical understanding of the real issues in production. Trained by leading Japanese lean consultants, Michelle became an expert in lean manufacturing and the production preparation process. She has applied this expertise to leading major transformations in production systems for FA-18, 777 and most recently the 787 aircraft. Michelle’s successful projects at TXM have included Fortress Systems, Server Racks Australia and Chep. More…

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Robert Chittenden – Senior Lean Consultant

Robert is passionate about using lean methods to improve manufacturing and empowering other individuals and organisations to reach high goals through sharing transformational knowledge and training. He has built a career around frontline leaderships coupled with implementing many lean production systems at Boeing Australia, Chep Australia, ABB Adtranz and Ronstan. Roberts Projects at TXM include Ronson Gears, Wigley Engineering and Laucke Flour Mills.  More…

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Greg Boek – Senior Lean Consultant

Greg Boek joins TXM as a Senior Lean Consultant after a successful career  implementing lean thinking in some of the world’s leading automotive companies Starting his career at Ford, Greg moved to Autoliv and lead lean implementation programs in Australia and Thailand. Greg joined TXM as a Senior Lean Consultant in 2013. Greg’s projects include Atco Structures and Logistics, Gispac and MacNaught  More…

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Marcus Ward – Senior Lean Consultant

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Marcus Ward joins TXM with over 21 years of lean experience. Marcus worked for Toyota in Europe and Japan for 13 Years in various roles, working closely with Japanese lean “Sensei’s”. For the last 8 years Marcus has worked in Australia as a lean consultant working closely with all levels of business to ensure positive outcomes. More…

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Roger Crothers – Senior Lean Consultant

Based in Sydney, Roger has more then 17 years experience driving Lean initiatives across mechanical, industrial and FMCG industries. Roger is an experienced manufacturing leader with extensive Lean training in Australia, Japan and the US, including being mentored by TXM Consulting Director, Anthony Clyne. More…

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Darran Allen – Senior Lean Consultant New Zealand

Darran Allen is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with extensive experience in Lean principles and systems with a proven record of delivering of business critical projects from initial conception to the design, delivery and implementation of solutions. More…

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TXM China Consulting Team

Justin Tao – China Consulting Director

Justin is a senior Lean Consultant, Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, Master in Industrial Engineering.
Justin has had more than 8 years’ experience with implementing Lean within China.  Justin has previously been employed at Toyota Forging, Otis Elevator and Kraft Foods where he had first hand experience in implementing Lean in a manufacturing environment. More…

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Craig Hou – Senior Lean Consultant China

Craig has had a ten year career implementing Lean in a wide range of industries including lean leadership roles at ASE, Delphi, Colorcon and Kaelus. Craig is based in our office in Shanghai and will work along Justin Tao and China team to support our fast growing range of customers across China. More…

Richard Zeng – Senior Lean Consultant China

Richard has more than 18 years in operational management roles and acquired rich lean experience working in Timken (a global industrial technology leader) and Donaldson (a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems); And he also get deep experience in lean operation as Vice General Mgr in Chinese domestic company. More….

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Charles Robinson – Senior Lean Consultant China

Charles Robinson has nearly 30 years experience helping companies strategically improve their manufacturing operations.
He has built a reputation as an expert in the Toyota Production System and developing corporate strategies in lean manufacturing. More… 

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Tim Zhang – Lean Consultant China

Tim has more than 10 years experience in implementing lean in Lenovo, Delphi, Tyco and York. Like all TXM’s lean consultants, Tim combines a wealth of lean experience with a deep practical understanding of manufacturing and supply chain. Tim is based in Guangzhou and will be working for TXM across China.

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