Gerald Harris

Gerald Harris Value Capture

Vice President of Advisory Services

Gerald has over 25 years of leadership experience in the delivery of successful large-scale lean transformations across a broad range of industries and companies. His industry segment experience includes machining, electronics, automotive interior trim, vehicle assembly, anti-lock braking systems, exhaust and ride control systems, and, for the past 14 years, healthcare.

While at Tenneco Automotive, a $1.5 billion manufacturer of exhaust and ride control systems, Gerald implemented lean manufacturing and lean enterprise improvement principles throughout the organization. Notable accomplishments there included:  leading efforts that reduced outbound and inbound freight cost by 45% in two years with a documented savings of $50 million dollars; reducing overall inventory companywide by 30%; productivity for muffler production in the Toyota value stream improved by 30%; and, all this achieved while quality improved and overall scrap reduced by 15%.

For the 14 years before joining Value Capture, Gerald served as Executive Director for Simpler North America, where he was responsible for sales for the eastern half of the United States. During his time at Simpler, Gerald was instrumental in client launches and Executive Coaching for most of their largest clients.

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B.S., Wayne State University, Business Administration

M.B.A., Marygrove College


Lean Manufacturing Certification, University of Michigan

Lean Product Process Development Certification, University of Michigan

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