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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"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
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