James (Denny) Houston, owner of JDH Manufacturer’s Representatives, LLC will cover the topic 5 to 5,000 parts. Perhaps the most Challenging transition for new manufacturing companies with new product designs that need to be tested and scaled simultaneously at costs that are manageable. Denny started out as a financial analyst at Texaco after which he moved into the Automotive manufacturing world where he spent 28 years managing large plants and complex multi technology assemblies.
Subsequent to this, he spent time consulting in diverse manufacturing organizations from Aquatic farming to large Pharmaceutical Companies before returning to manufacturing in the defense industry. He started JDH MFG REPs 11 years ago and has a diverse customer base that covers defense, medical instruments, automotive windshield washer pump systems, electric bicycle wheels, robotic component applications, to basic castings for the woodworking tool industry.
His firm has both domestic and offshore manufacturing partners and helps companies optimize their sourcing decisions in an independent manner to achieve the best results short term with and understanding of how to transition in the future to high volume production.
He will bring with him the owners of two of his shops that work in the volume range he will be discussing, Patrick (Pat) Johnson of Jack’s Machine Shop and Kevin Stine of PTE Precision Machining. Who will be able to answer questions regarding various machining processes and the challenges of limited run production for job shops.