Nearly every manufacturer has an opportunity to improve operational efficiency. It's uncovering the gaps and opportunities that can be challenging. The team of experts at Harbour Results identifies operations improvement solutions that deliver valuable returns and drive profitability.


What keeps you up at night? Inventory control. Equipment changeover. Lead time. Throughput. Product development. Improving efficiency. Workforce development.

Depending on your organization’s goals, we’ll develop a plan that will get you where you need to go. We roll up our sleeves and help implement sustainable solutions. Bringing best-in-class tools and processes for your company, we deliver key observations, benchmarking, actionable recommendations and a clear roadmap to operation efficiency.

You can’t fix what you don’t measure. Understanding what data should be collected and analyzed from the shop floor is the start of driving operational efficiency. We analyze operational capabilities and integrate industry best practices to help companies achieve success.


To help ensure operational success, we deliver industry-specific training services to sustain the realized improvements. Our train-the-trainer approach includes, but is not limited, to:

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Capacity Planning/Scheduling
  • Developing a Problem Solving Culture
  • "Learning to See" Change Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • RACI - Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed
  • Task-Based Manufacturing
  • Task Inventory Management Process
  • SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die)
  • DFM Awareness
  • Layered Audit Process
  • 5x4 Quality Check Process
  • 5S Workplace Organization
  • Operational Metrics (KPIs)
  • Sales Planning Process

About Harbour Results Inc.

Harbour Results is focused on revitalizing the North American manufacturing industry and is driven by a passion to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop a roadmap to maintain financial and operational success.

For 10 years, Harbour Results has leveraged its experience, expertise, relationships and access to exclusive data to deliver sound strategies that positively impact manufacturers.

Transitioning to the New Quality Management Standard

A new global industry standard, ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949, was published, evolving and replacing the current ISO/TS certifications and redefining the requirements of a quality management system for manufacturers.

Harbour Results has the experience, knowledge and proven strategy development process to help manufacturing companies comply with the new standards. Through our strategic advisory services, we work collaboratively with your organization to create an executable strategic plan focused on the new standards that also delivers positive business results.

Let us help your company navigate the required quality management changes. We’ll develop a comprehensive road map for your future success. Contact Cara Walton at cwalton@harbourresults.com for more information.