25-28 Jul 2021
Sydney Showground

Learning the Recipe for Streamlining

In this short workshop, TXM Managing Director, will talk about the challenges of managing a growing food manufacturing operation and share practical insights, case studies and experience about how you can build the business processes and management systems that will deliver better manufacturing performance.

27 July 2021
The Hub

Learning the Recipe for Streamlining Food & Beverage Manufacturing


The Food and Beverage industry is Australia’s largest manufacturing industry. It is also one of the most demanding and competitive. Success in food in beverage is built on achieving a level of operational excellence that enables you to deliver quality products at a competitive cost on time in full every day. This is especially challenging for small and medium sized food and beverage manufacturing operations that lack the resources of big operations and the muscle to negotiate favourable terms with the big corporate retailers.

TXM have decades of experiences working with a huge range of food and beverage manufacturers around the world including almost 100 companies in Australia. Our expertise ranges acrosss each step of the food chain from fresh produce production through processing, production and distribution. We have also worked in almost every sector including bakery, confectionery, food service, sauces, beverages, ingredients and pet food. Over this time we have developed unique expertise in delivering operational excellence to food production through tailored application of Lean manufacturing, supply chain management, total productive maintenance and facility layout development.

Meet the presenter

Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions

Tim started his Manufacturing career in 1988 after completing a Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering with First Class Honours at Canterbury University in New Zealand. In 2004 Tim set up TXM, which has grown to be a leading international Lean consulting company with offices in Australia, China, Europe, the UK and North America and projects in 22 countries.

Tim’s personal area of speciality is lean in the supply chain, and he has worked with a wide range of companies to design simple streamlined lean supply chains that have enabled these companies to reduce supply chain cost while dramatically reducing inventory and improving on-time delivery.

Tim is the author of two books, “Grow Your Factory – Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises” & “On Time In Full”. This book shares Tim’s three decades of practical experience in optimising supply chains to deliver customers what they need, when they need it.

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