Engineering a Manufacturing Future

Luminact Insights by Andrew Thwaites – 22 July 2022 Introduction Australia is a vast country cut off from the rest of the world, which is why manufacturing has been a big part of our history. Manufacturing was so vibrant it once formed one-quarter of Australian Gross Domestic Product (Rickard 2022). Still, over the years, it has declined. Manufacturing was so …

Engineering Ethics: Integrating Integrity in Engineering

Luminact Insights by Andrew Tomaro – 22 June 2022 Introduction It is not uncommon today that engineers work on highly complex programs and mission systems with many sub-systems and products. These comprise of varying constraints, stakeholders and interfaces. Today’s engineers can be challenged to make decisions that go against their code of ethics and sound engineering practices with ambiguous requirements, …

The case for Australian sovereign capability.

Luminact Insights by Pok Man Ng – 27 May 2022 Introduction The outbreak of COVID-19 posed great challenges to our nation and caused global disruptions that highlighted vulnerabilities in our nation’s manufacturing sector, and our supply chains.  In the lead up to the pandemic, it was found that the manufacturing contribution to Australian gross domestic product (GDP) had dropped from …

What we can learn from the B-21 Raider?

Luminact Insights by Andrew Skinner – 26 April 2022 What can we learn? At some point this year we are likely to get the first ‘look’ at the new B-21 Raider, the latest US long range strategic bomber in development, and scheduled for introduction into service in the 2026-27 timeframe. In Australia some strategists have even argued a case for …

World Engineering Day 2022

To celebrate World Engineering Day 2022, we asked some of our engineers what inspired them to join the profession! The answers were amazing – watch the video below to see the quotes, and discover why we do what we do…

Taking innovation to Land Forces

And so when Andrew and I founded Luminact, we knew we would be taking our company to Land Forces. With such a huge investment in holding even the simplest stall at the conference, we knew we really needed to capture attention and make our capabilities as a services provider known.

ASDEFCON and Defence Procurement Review: Have Your Say

In September 2020, the Honourable Melissa Price MP (Minister for Defence Industry) announced the ASDEFCON and Defence Procurement Review. The goal of the review is to advance and strengthen how Defence does business with industry as part of the broader Defence Transformation Strategy. ASDEFCON is the government’s Australian Standard for Defence Contracting, used for a range or procurement activities from …

Lead the Way: Defence Transformation Strategy

The latest update, Lead the Way: Defence Transformation Strategy, takes all of the rumblings about an agile, responsive Defence Force and begins to seriously crystallise them into tangible and measurable actions. We should be expecting these updates by now. From the viewpoint of a professional services SME facing into Defence, there are some potential opportunities we believe important to keep …

AS GSA: Future-proofing capability for Australian Soldiers

The Australian Generic Soldier Architecture (AS GSA) is a framework that, when defined and implemented well, will future-proof the capabilities of the Australian soldier borne systems.  A “generic architecture” takes a look at the multitudes of different systems a soldier uses. Including sensors, communications, displays, networking, and weaponry.   Each of these component parts have their own compatibilities, power needs, and information inputs and outputs.   The soldier, meanwhile, is constrained by how much they can carry and effectively utilise.  …

Is Agile management a methodology, or an ideology?

Eliza is Luminact’s Agile Transformation Coach. She delivers and manages digital and agile transformation for large organisations and complex projects. With 15+ years experience, Eliza has developed a deep understanding and expertise for facilitating change for Luminact’s clients.  We sat down with Eliza recently to deep dive into what “Agile” really means.   It might not mean what you think it does.  How much of Agile is methodology, how …