Electrical Power Distribution Manufacturer Overcomes Challenges to Deliver a Herculean Effort for the Customer
LEX Products is a Shelton, Connecticut manufacturer of electrical power distribution equipment. Markets served by LEX products include entertainment, such as convention centers, the motion picture industry, and theatrical environments; government and military applications; portable and permanent power distribution systems for industrial markets and special events.
An Industry pioneer who introduced rubber enclosures for power distribution boxes, LEX is a rigorous builder committed to delivering the highest quality products and services in compliance with customers’ requirements to maximize their satisfaction. All products are built to ISO 9001 and AS9100C quality standards to meet the strictest safety codes.
A significant economic opportunity presented itself in mid-2019 for LEX Products to help meet the power demands for an overseas customer. This was a very large order for LEX with a very tight, firm deadline of less than six months with heavy penalties for late delivery.
Given its long history with CONNSTEP as a partner in their Lean manufacturing journey, LEX reached out for help to meet the substantial demand for equipment to be built, tested, and shipped in time to meet the customer’s deadline.
There were many challenges to overcome: components had not yet been purchased, suppliers had not been confirmed, production layout had not been defined, and UL approval had not been granted. Not to mention the need to hire and train close to 90 workers to meet production timetables.
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