• Industrial Engineering

    Industrial Engineering

    Facility design based on world-class, lean operations models to achieve productivity, sustainability, and future capacity requirements. Read More
  • Supply Chain Development

    Supply Chain Development

    Aligning the company's supply-side partnerships with its demand-side customer relationships to achieve seamless harmony through the supply chain. Read More
  • Software Development

    Software Development

    Interfacing with ERP using tools such as AngularJS, .NET, PHP, and MeteorJS to simplify user-facing production and supply-chain systems. Read More
  • Product Cost Management

    Product Cost Management

    Modeling product cost and developing market-driven, goal-based project plans to meet future profit margin and quality requirements. Read More
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Software Development

Interfacing with ERP using tools such as AngularJS, .NET, PHP, and MeteorJS to simplify user-facing production and supply-chain systems.

Product Cost Management

Modeling product cost and developing market-driven, goal-based project plans to meet future profit margin and quality requirements.

Industrial Engineering

Facility design based on world-class, lean operations models to achieve productivity, sustainability, and future capacity requirements.

Supply Chain Development

Aligning the company's supply-side partnerships with its demand-side customer relationships to achieve seamless harmony through the supply chain.

Facility Design Principles

At DCI, we believe that a facility design is only as good as the principles and philosophy it embodies. For that reason, we have laid out the lean manufacturing principles by which our work is guided:

  1. Develop a team-based organizational structure.
  2. Organize the factory around products whenever practical.
  3. Design lines for continuous flow from raw material to finished goods.
  4. Implement demand-pull materials management processes.
  5. Reduce cycle times until they are less than customer delivery  requirements.
  6. Eliminate non-value added work steps in the production process.
  7. Design-in operator check points that will assure quality.
  8. Store materials at the point of use.
  9. Minimize the investment in floor space, equipment, and material inventories.
  10. Reduce inventory transactions to a minimum, two is the goal.

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Consulting Approach

DeHart Consulting is unique among manufacturing management consulting firms in that we use a team-based approach in the vast majority of our assignments.  We have found over the years that results are much better when the client's personnel are brought into the work early and when key client stakeholders are involved with our lean manufacturing consultants. While this approach requires an investment of time from the client, it increases overall commitment and a buy-in that paves the way for the implementation of the work. 

It also provides a positive work environment, which is productive and essential to the overall effectiveness of any industrial engineering project and the success of our clients. This is especially the case in lean manufacturing consulting assignments where the result of the work requires considerable change management.

Experience and Background

DeHart Consulting has conducted operations and supply chain strategy, facility design, and business process re-engineering engagements in industries as varied as semiconductors and sporting goods, but the vast majority of our manufacturing management consulting experience is in the electronics and photonics space.  DeHart Consulting's consultants have designed lean manufacturing, focused factories for the assembly of photonic amplifiers, assembled supply chains for high-volume electronic sub-assemblies, and created software for the implementation of demand-pull materials management systems. 

The thread running through this body of work is our belief that the success of any consulting firm is pinned to the success of its clients and we strive to help them out-learn and outperform their competitors.  We have found that when companies couple their internal manufacturing operations knowledge to our external lean manufacturing consulting knowledge, great things result!