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Posted on: Wednesday May 4, 2011

The Tsunami’s Effect on Manufacturers Continues.

Japanese supply chain disruptions may last until the end of this year, according to Japan’s Ministry of Economics and Trade. While many manufactures are scrambling to find alternative suppliers, DC Electronics customers who rely heavily on Japanese parts suppliers are protected, thanks to the heads-up action of DC Director of Materials, Alice Cheung.

“The first thing we did after we heard the news was to run BOMs on all our customers to find out which ones were using Japanese suppliers,” Alice said. She did not rely exclusively on suppliers for information, but went directly to the factories to determine exactly what the supply situation was. She learned very quickly that order lead times were jumping from 12 to 22 weeks.

“The suppliers were saying one thing, but the factories had the real information. You just had to know where to find it,” she said.

Alice immediately contacted those customers who looked like they would be in trouble if they didn’t act fast. She helped strategize a safety stock system. In some cases, DC doubled up on its orders as insurance against short supply or delays, and they are now holding stock in reserve.

“When we need it, it’s there,” says VP of Operations, Ruben Macias, Jr. “If the situation improves and we don’t need it, we can work with customers to draw it down.” The current situation is very fluid. Alice and her team are checking the factory websites and requoting orders on a daily basis. She expects most of the factories to be up to full capacity before the end of the year.

Posted on: Wednesday November 10, 2010

When Customers Become “Close Friends.”

by Dave Cianciulli, President, DC Electronics

I was excited to find this article in Bloomberg. It perfectly describes the kind of relationships we at DC Electronics have been actively cultivating for several years now. In his piece, journalist Shruit Singh reports on Caterpillar’s cultural shift from “vendor master” to team player. He writes about Caterpillar’s effort to form extremely close and innovative working relationships with its suppliers in an attempt to cut costs and improve quality.

We know this story well. DC Electronics has embarked on the same journey with our customers. In the past two years we’ve made a serious investment to transform the way we work and think. We installed new tools that enable close collaboration and better communication. We challenged our standards and raised them. We worked to make our organization more transparent and most important, we actively worked to increase the level of trust between us and our customers. We share information and technology. We share our success and we share our failures.

Learning how to do business in a new way has not been easy, believe me. But I can honestly say that in my 22 year history with DC Electronics, business has never been so rewarding and exciting.

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Posted on: Wednesday July 28, 2010

DC Electronics Qualifies For Highest Aerospace Manufacturing Standards



Bryan McCreedy

DC Electronics Qualifies For Highest Aerospace Manufacturing Standards

San Jose, California, July 12, 2010 – DC Electronics today announced it has met all the requirements and passed inspection from an independent certifier to qualify for AS9100B certification.

The AS9100B standard was developed to ensure safety and reliability in an industry that demands near perfection. The tough standards demonstrate a manufacturer’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

“This certification is really a testament to who we are and how we work,” says company president, Dave Cianciulli. He adds, “It recognizes the strength and depth of the systems and people we’ve put in place over the last thirty years.”

The new registration puts DC in a class above, enabling the company to meet strict production standards set by the military and aerospace industry. Director of Quality, Leonard Martinez, says, “We’ve upgraded our skill sets across the board. Workmanship and soldering techniques are now Class 3. Overlapping Six Sigma processes ensure defect detection happens fast. From process mapping to risk analysis, the new systems really increase our capabilities.”

DC’s Sales VP, Bryan McCreedy, says the AS9100B certification will reassure customers. “It shows DC has the ability to serve very demanding industries. We know how to solve complex problems. If we couldn’t, we wouldn’t meet the AS9100 standards.”

About DC Electronics

DC Electronics provides custom cable manufacturing and engineering for aerospace, agriculture, construction, industrial manufacturing, medical, military, nuclear, semiconductor, telecom, transportation, underwater and photovoltaic industries.

The company operates in a 32,500 sq. ft. facility in San Jose, California, and employs 200. DC’s state-of-the-art facility features a fully equipped machine shop that produces custom molds on demand. Tooling capabilities combined with five, 30-85-ton molding presses allow DC Electronics to meet injection molding demand worldwide.

Founded in 1979 by former Hughes Aircraft executive, David Cianciulli, Sr., and now run by David Cianciulli, Jr., this family-owned company has a stellar reputation for innovation, consistent high quality, and top-level service for demanding customers.

Posted on: Thursday October 29, 2009

DC Electronics President, Dave Cianciulli, Talks About Business

Since we began operation back in 1979, DC Electronics has not only survived but expanded. How is that possible? Listen to what DC President, Dave Cianciulli has to say in this video…

Posted on: Monday October 26, 2009

DC Electronics Expands Capabilities

Meet the latest addition to our ever expanding and improving factory floor. 3 new carriage braiders enable DC to cover a wide range of new applications, from military to aircraft.


New England Butt Braiders.

24 carriage braider
32 carriage braider

Ultrasonic Splice Welding

Alpha and Raptor series splice welders create a seamless, metallurgical bond bond between wires. State of the art assembly technology. Fast and secure.

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