operations management consultants

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.

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C Speed, Inc.
Santa Barbara and Santa Clara, CA
"DeHart Consulting, teamed with our internal organization, helped C Speed to jumpstart its operational strategy by developing our supply chain, operational infrastructure, reliability and product development processes. DCI recommended the most advantageous supply and infrastructure partners, and worked to bring these partners to the bargaining table. This has created a path for us to become a world-class player in the optical networking and telecommunications industry."
-- Dwain Aidala, President and CEO
C Speed, Inc