• 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.

Dale DeHart

Dale DeHart

Professional Experience

Principal - DeHart Consulting, LLC
Vice President Operations - $200 million RF Amplifier Manufacturer
Vice President Operations - $100 million RF Reception Equip Manufacturer
Vice President Operations - $50 million Optoelectronic Switch Manufacturer
Vice President Manufacturing - $30 million Industrial Lighting Manufacturer
Director Manufacturing - $40 million Mfr. Communication Equipment

Dale founded the firm and serves as its principal. He consults in the areas of Operations Strategy, Materials and Manufacturing Cost Reduction, Plant Layout, Continuous Flow Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Development. Dale has extensive hands-on experience in the design, development, and implementation of continuous flow manufacturing, and demand-pull scheduling methodologies. He has managed the complete transition of several companies from traditional, functionally oriented production lines to a High Performance World-Class factory environment.

Dale's consulting practice is focused on helping manufacturing companies design their infrastructure and major business processes to deal with the rapidly changing requirements of future markets. Dale is experienced in developing innovative operations strategies, developing high-performance supply bases and managing lead-time reduction programs, continuous flow plant designs, process re-engineering, and high performance work team development.

Prior to founding DeHart Consulting, Dale held senior operations positions in companies such as Hewlett-Packard, TRW, and Spectrian. In addition, he has been an early member of successful high-tech start-up companies, managing both Engineering and Operations functions.

Education

Dale holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University; a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University; and a Masters Degree in Business from UCLA.

Personal

Mr. DeHart was born in Southern California. He is married and has four children.

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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!