Plant floor Intelligence® Speaker Series:


Featuring Ron Harbour and Jeff Trumble

So glad you can join us on March 28th for the first part in our Quarterly Plant Floor Intelligence® Speaker Series as we unpack what it takes to usher in next-level factory control and start preventing losses instead of reacting to them.

Part one in the series, Industry Four-point-what?! features Ron Harbour, industry expert and Partner, Automotive and Manufacturing Industries Practice, The Harbour Report, for Oliver Wyman, and Jeff Trumble, manufacturing thought leader and creator of Plant Floor Intelligence®, as they share their thoughts on the path to proactive factory control.

WHEN: March 28th – 8:30am - 10:30am, refreshments at 8:00am
WHERE: The Townsend Hotel – Regency Room, Birmingham, MI
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Influential decision makers and leaders in manufacturing


Speaker Bios:


Ron Harbour

Ron Harbour is a Partner at Oliver Wyman overseeing Global Automotive Manufacturing, located in the Detroit office. Mr. Harbour was the owner and President of Harbour Consulting prior to its acquisition by Oliver Wyman in 2007.

Since 1983 Mr. Harbour has had broad experience in the assessment, development and implementation of quality, cost and productivity improvements at factories worldwide. Manufacturing improvement projects have included many of the world’s automakers and their suppliers, in addition to numerous factories in a variety of other industries.

Mr. Harbour co-authored and developed “The Harbour Report®” in 1989, a publication that has grown to be the pre-eminent annual assessment of automotive manufacturing performance around the globe. Through publication of this research, Mr. Harbour and his team have visited most of the world’s automotive plants, and regularly tour 40 – 50 factories every year.


Jeff Trumble

Jeff Trumble is the President and CEO of Trumble Inc. and the creator of Plant Floor Intelligence®. With over 30 years of experience Jeff has earned his stripes as a manufacturing expert. He left his career at Ford Motor Company to address a problem; IT systems were great at collecting and storing data but provided no efficient way of returning what mattered back to the shop floor. A digital revolution is sweeping the globe and has given rise to the Industrial Internet of Things and a movement called Industry 4.0.  Jeff’s role as thought leader and entrepreneur in its manufacturing application has led to several breakthroughs in converting digital information into profitability at the factory floor level. 

Jeff is passionate about improving the quality of life for factory floor personnel and achieving world-class quality and productivity at the same time.  He is a certified Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, has a Master of Business Administration degree from Walsh College and Bachelor of Science Degree from Oakland University.

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