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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Engagements

Xilinx, Inc.

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San Jose, CA, Module Five

Designed a new engineering lab to accommodate growth in the SERDES Product Engineering group, 4,000 square-feet in total, built in three phases to prevent productivity losses during current-space renovation. Primary project objectives were doubling bench capacity, improvements in wire management, reduced acoustical noise levels, and improvements in Electrostatic Discharge prevention. Deliverables included facility designs and accompanying CAD files, utility requirements for Power, Networking, Clean Dry Air, and Chilled Coolant loops for chillers that serviced coolant to test fixtures. Additional Details

San Jose, CA, Module Four

Designed a new engineering lab and back-end test lab, 10,000 square-feet in total, for a new domestic site housing the company's Complex Programmable Logic Device Product Line.

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Raving Fans

Harmonic

lean manufacturing consultants

Harmonic, Inc.
"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
Harmonic, Inc.