Speaker Profile

Tim McLean

TXM Lean Solutions

Tim Mclean has had a 25 year career focused on improving the operational performance of manufacturing business. Tim’s roles have included Operations and Supply Chain Director at PPG Coatings in Australia as well as General Manager of major packaging businesses for Carter Holt Harvey and Amcor.

Tim has had a passion for Lean and continuous improvement since he was first employed as Continuous Improvement Engineer in the late 1980’s. In 2004 Tim turned this passion and experience into a business, establishing TXM Lean Solutions. TXM is now a leading global Lean consulting companies with consultants in Europe, North America, Australia and China and projects in over 20 countries globally

Tim visits many businesses across Australia and around the world including dozens of food and agricultural businesses. TXM’s focus on delivering specific business outcomes for clients means that Tim and his team get very close to their clients. This has provided Tim with some excellent insights into “what works and what doesn’t work” when implementing change and continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.

Tim is the author of two books, “Grow Your Factory – Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises” was published by Productivity Press in the US in 2014 and is a practical guide to achieving operational excellence in a growing manufacturing business. Tim’s second book, “On Time in Full” was published in 2017 also by Productivity Press. This book shares Tim’s three decades of practical experience in optimizing supply chains to deliver customers what they need, when they need it.

Tim is a sought after speaker both in Australia and internationally who brings practical common sense insights on the challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers everywhere.

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