Laurie Harbour, President, Harbour Results, Inc., E707

January 24, 2024

Laurie HarbourAs President and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., Laurie Harbour leads a team of analysts and manufacturing consultants to help small- to medium-sized manufacturers develop short- and long-term strategies, improve their operations, reduce risks and optimize business. Spending most of her life around the manufacturing industry, she utilized her experience and knowledge to found HRI in 2005. Since that time, Laurie has been responsible for developing both the consulting services and targeted tools to profitably grow the organization into a leading manufacturing consulting firm.

As a trusted advisor to the North American manufacturing industry, HRI monitors, researches and analyzes the manufacturing value stream to identify strengths and weaknesses, gaps and risks, and business and operational opportunities in an effort to help the industry transform to be more successful in the global marketplace. Through HRI’s assessment program, the company has visited and assessed hundreds of manufacturing facilities to provide a health check to better understand what the facility is doing well and opportunities for improvement.

Additionally, the company is the leading forecaster for small- to medium-sized manufacturers, collecting and analyzing data on a regular basis through Harbour IQ, the company’s proprietary market intelligence tool. Laurie and her team utilize this information along with their expertise to help companies solve problems and improve business. Additionally, Harbour IQ manages annual benchmarking programs for the North American Die Casting Organization (NADCA), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Manufacturers Association for Plastic Processors (MAPP) where they collect, analyze and distribute benchmarking reports to association membership.

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See also: Wipfli LLC

Technologies: Management


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