Ron Harbour is Oliver Wyman’s Senior Vice President 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 worlds 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.