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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Fujitsu Quantum Devices

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Fujitsu's global supply chain management operations determined based on a build versus buy manufacturing cost tradeoff to develop a relationship with a dedicated II-V semiconductor foundry operation.  This operation's headquarters was located in the US and the company was establishing a larger operation in Taiwan.

DCI's strategic procurement staff developed and implemented a multi-year semiconductor foundry agreement with a domestic GaAs foundry wafer manufacturer.

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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