Manufacturing operations consultants

Manufacturing and Operations Strategy Development

  • 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?
  • 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.
Example of photonics system value chain

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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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CalAmp

operations strategy consultants

CalAmp, Inc.
"DEHART CONSULTING, INC.'s flow-based manufacturing methods enabled California Amplifier to significantly reduce floor space, manufacturing cycle-time, and overhead staffing requirements, reduce our material costs by nearly 20%, while over tripling California Amplifier's inventory turns to 10+..."
-- Fred Sturm, President and CEO
California Amplifier, Inc.