Manufacturing operations consultants

Manufacturing and Operations Strategy Consultants

DeHart Consulting, Inc. offers Operations management consulting services to manufacturing companies.
AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Manufacturing Facility Design and Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering of business and manufacturing processes
  • Demand-pull shop floor implementations
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Outsourcing Decision Analysis
  • Manufacturing Operations Strategy
  • Manufacturing systems software implementations
PRIMARY MARKET
  • Technology Manufacturing Companies
STRENGTHS
  • Team-based Lean manufacturing principles
  • High-mix Manufacturing Demand-pull software
  • Cost and cost reduction analysis
  • Simplification of material and production planning systems
  • Product development and concurrent engineering processes
  • Supply chain engineering
  • New product innovation and introduction
DEMAND-PULL
IMPLEMENTATIONS
  • Bring the power of your manufacturing operations strategy to bear on team-based ownership of Customer Service. The best lean manufacturing organizations have learned how to focus individuals within the company and entities within the supply chain on serving the customer first.
  • Do we outsource or implement our own manufacturing operation? What about hybrid structures?
  • What path will lead to the lowest unit cost, working capital, and highest customer service levels?
  • What Quality systems will we need to improve performance and dovetail with customers?
  • Is an Enterprise Resource Planning System necessary, and at what point?
  • How about Manufacturing Execution Systems?
  • How much capacity will we need and what will it cost?
  • How can location influence my competitiveness and where is the best fit?
  • What service levels will our customers require?

These are all crucial questions that DCI helps its customers answer.

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Harmonic Inc

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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. 

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Raving Fans

C-Speed

supply chain management consultants

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