Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing

From the start, TXM has focused with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We have worked with hundreds of small- and medium-sized manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses, amassing an outstanding track record of transforming operational performance and unlocking the growth potential of SMEs.

We show our small- and medium-sized manufacturing clients how to adapt lean tools and methods to suit their unique processes, culture, needs, and the market in which they are operating.  We understand your world and know from our vast experience that Lean Manufacturing is the most effective framework in which to develop a management system for your small or medium-sized business.

TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean, has captured our experiences in a book, “Grow Your Factory – Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises”, published in the USA by Productivity Press. This book explains the problems many SMEs experience as they grow and provides practical solutions and case studies about how Lean can unlock the potential of manufacturing SMEs.

Our Approach

The TXM process starts with a clear understanding of your business objectives. We then design a tailored program and action plan to take your business where it needs to go. Ongoing support is provided with the skills and coaching at every stage ensuring that each of your objectives is achieved.

We have delivered sustainable bottom line improvements across almost every aspect of business, from plant layout, to supply chain design, office and administrative processes, sales processes and engineering. We also help our clients to address organizational structure and develop the right people to successfully lead the change.

Our approach to Lean implementation is based on the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” cycle. We work with you to tailor a solution, get hands-on with you as you pilot the solution, then give you time to trial and reflect on the new processes before returning to your site to ‘check’ the results and ‘act’ to lock in the change

Our practical, results orientated approach recognizes the busy world of SMEs. Therefore rather than lock up your people learning theory in endless training sessions, we focus on the concepts, principles, tools, and techniques that will efficiently and effectively facilitate change. Our innovative adaptation of Lean methodologies, coupled with our extensive experience, TXM can distil the required learnings into concepts that your team will understand and engage with. Our coaching is highly flexible, usually delivered where people work and involving short sessions with individuals and small groups rather than big sessions in meeting rooms. We find that this style of employee engagement maximizes the retention rate for new ideas.

Since the company was formed in 2004 the feedback from TXM customers proves TXM is meeting a vital need in businesses and as result TXM has grown rapidly.