Bryan Uhl

Bryan is an FTE Senior Advisor whose career spans over 30 years in manufacturing engineering, operations, and program management in the automotive industry. Bryan has a proven track record of improving bottom-line results through lean initiatives in production, supply chain, and maintenance performance. He has demonstrated a talent for building multi-faceted, problem-solving teams driven to implement a change management process that delivers results. He is committed to developing a culture of continuous improvement by leading, coaching, and creating a process improvement culture focused on achieving organizational business objectives. In addition, he has domestic and international experience dedicated to significantly contributing to an organization’s success.

Notable experience and accomplishments:

  • Lead manufacturing voice of Bright Drop LLC van program focused on maintaining the van cost and meeting customer delivery dates. Led development and implementation of the customer product quality specifications. Met all production 22 / 23MY build schedules
  • Led an assembly plant on an OPEX Project, initiating an innovative batch-build production process. The project resulted in the elimination of a 19-person production team
  • Oversaw heavy-duty truck launch for Body, Paint, and GA operations at a 3-shift assembly plant, including a 25% line-rate increase
  • Spearheaded manufacturing strategies for developing and implementing lean launch solutions for all plant launches in China, Korea, Africa, Thailand, and Indonesia. Focusing on low-cost initiatives on tooling, plant floor space, and labor
  • Lead Calibrator in the Continuous Improvement principle in Asia. Coached/trained plant CI teams on Business Planning, Problem Solving, and Predictive Maintenance initiatives. Achieved Built-in Quality awards in 13 different assembly plants
  • Co-developed lean material strategy that eliminated 13 external warehouses with savings ranging from $5 to $15 million per site

Prior to consulting, Bryan held various lean manufacturing, program management, and engineering positions at General Motors for over 29 years. He has led significant greenfield and brownfield plant launches. Bryan worked in headquarters and assembly centers, with experience leading paint and general assembly operations and responsibility for production, maintenance, and quality operations. He spent nine years in South Korea and China developing manufacturing engineering department teams and leading international operations in Launch, Lean Material Strategies, and Global Manufacturing Systems.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.