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Unlocking the secrets of the lean supply chain

Developing a practical plan for achieving perfect delivery
Monday, Oct. 9 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Sheraton, 2nd floor, Republic Ballroom A MW/10

Discover the six reasons why your supply chain is failing to deliver and develop strategies to overcome them.


The most fundamental requirement for a manufacturing or distribution business is to deliver to customers what they want, in the right quantity, when and where they want it. If your customers cannot get this, they will go elsewhere. In this interactive workshop, learn:

  • The role of forecasting in the supply chain – what it can do and what it can’t do.
  • How to use an extended value stream map to reduce lead time.
  • How to establish a simple sales and operations planning system to manage the future.
  • How to get the right materials at the right time in the right quantity.
  • How to manage international supply chains.
  • How to design the optimum distribution network for low cost and perfect delivery.

Discover how to develop a ‘perfect delivery A3 plan’ to provide a practical road map to overcome delivery problems.


TXM Lean Solutions has offices in the USA, UK and China, and coaches improvements in 15 countries globally. It has leading international lean consultants based in Australia. TXM has a reputation for delivering sustainable outcomes based by combining lean expertise with industry knowledge and change management skills. TXM was a Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame finalist in 2016. www.txm.com.au

Presenters: Timothy McLean / Kevin Bennett

Timothy McLean has 30 years of manufacturing and lean experience in Australia. After a successful 16-year career leading manufacturing operations, he set up TXM to help other manufacturing leaders achieve their goals through lean. McLean is the author of two books, published by Productivity Press, “Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits” and “On Time, In Full.” 

With over 30 years of international industry experience, Kevin Bennett has implemented a number of operational and business excellence programs across many sectors. Recently, he has worked with organizations such as Bulla Dairy Foods, GSK, MYSALE, Dematic, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Cabrini and Sunraysia TAFE. He is also a judge for the Southern Grampians Shire and Sunshine Coast Business Awards. Bennett has a master's degree in quality and environmental management, a graduate certificate in operational excellence, is a certified Net Promoter Score (NPS) facilitator and an Accredited Lead Auditor for ISO9001.

For additional writing from Timothy McLean, visit Achieve Perfect Delivery with a Lean Supply Chain and Five Ways to Improve Supplier Performance.