Parts & Manufacturing
Luminator adopted a Lean Journey philosophy in 2002 and we have built upon it ever since. We have provided more than 3,000 hours of training and now have 2 full-time Lean production engineers on-staff, in addition to a full-time industrial engineer. Routine Kaizen events have cleared 71,000 square feet of facility space and removed 70 sections of racking from the production floor. Inventory and ‘right sizing’ have been key focuses for us, and the results of these efforts were an immediate reduction in WIP and a reduction in our production footprint from 190,000 square foot to 105,000 square foot, all of which contribute to our ability to better control costs and schedules.
In addition, we are now a certified FAA 14 CFR (9LUR472C) and EASA (EASA145.6651) Part 145 Repair Station that supports Luminator contribution to Fleet Management and for continuously improving in-house repair turn-around-times. We have also received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for our qualification lab, Luminator Technical Laboratories. We have acquired a full suite of testing capabilities including, but not limited to, shock, vibration, thermal, EMI and Optics. Additional capabilities include a full suite of engineering design, simulation and analysis tools for mechanical, electrical and optical product development.
All of this combined puts Luminator in the best position to develop high quality, durable products and the increased ability to manage and control quality and delivery cycles to our customers.