high mix manufacturing

Manufacturing and Operations Strategy Consultants

Harmonic, Inc.

 DEHART CONSULTING, INC., working hand-in-hand with our factory personnel, redesigned our manufacturing areas and material flows to enable a 250% growth in output with only a 70% increase in floor space. Additionally, the changes were documented, implemented, and provided a clear path for future expansion. 

Mike Yost, Vice President, Operations Harmonic, Inc.


Sunnyvale, CA, Module One
Contracted to the Vice President of Operations with the objective of expanding the electronic manufacturing operations to accommodate a 3X increase in production capacity. Formed design teams from the production, warehousing, and engineering personnel. Designed and implemented four product-focused manufacturing cells and a new stockroom and warehouse space. Worked with the architectural firm to layout, detail, and subsequently construct the expansion. 

Sunnyvale, CA, Module Two
Contracting to the Director of Materials identified the organizational changes necessary to enable dramatic growth and eliminate procurement process bottlenecks. Applied Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to the deficiencies in material cost management and the strategic supply base to identify the specific actions required to lead this manufacturer to world-class standing.

Developed a template for Supply Agreements with key supply partners in the area of Contract Electronic Manufacturing and electronic components. Identified and negotiated cost reductions of 35% in focused commodity areas.