Lean and one-piece flow production when possible combined with in process and end-of-line testing. TLX also maintains lot code and/or serial number traceability depending on product.
- Higher volume production lines use one-piece flow assembly. This allows the engineers and the quality team to more rapidly send process changes and make corrective actions as necessary.
- Lower volume production lines use cellular manufacturing with flow technology.
- Implementation of a flexible cell which allows TLX to build divergently different products in the same area by merely adjusting the flow. This saves time and money when moving from one work release to another and that savings can be passed on to the customer.
- Use of statistically based process control. This allows TLX to determine when there is a shift in process spread and take corrective action immediately.
- Advanced Product Quality Planning (ADQPs) are used on all products.
100% testing is conducted on all components before leaving TLX's facility. This has allowed TLX to maintain a nearly 0% external part rejection rate.
Continuous improvement is practiced with both process and product design improvement. TLX involves our customers in this continuous improvement process.
- ISO Certification: ISO 9001:2008 certified facility based in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
- Automation: Additional automation installed to reduce product variance on higher volume assembly lines without eliminating any employee positions.
- Assembly Line Improvements: TLX involves line operators in product and process improvement meetings to discuss changes and improvements on their assembly lines and to get their input on how to make things better.
- Monthly Key Process Indicators (KPIs): Employees meet monthly with management to discuss which goals were met for production, what areas need improvement, what improvements need to be implemented, and to adjust goals for the following month based on these improvements.