Shelley L. Hart

Shelley is an FTE Senior Advisor with 30 years of extensive experience as a Human Resources Director in the automotive HR, Labor Relations, and Manufacturing disciplines. She has comprehensive training and experience in lean implementation, safety process improvements, and human capital optimization in OEM manufacturing.  Shelley has been directly involved in the lean implementation in new product launch as well as static environments.

Notable experience and accomplishments:

  • Streamlined and implemented established corporate selection, hiring, and onboarding processes through the implementation of lean practices including key elements such as team concept and qualified workforce for a mid-size truck launch. This facilitated an expedited and on schedule product launch and shift addition. In addition, this reduced the recruitment cycle by two weeks.
  • Led the cross-functional People Systems team to implement the system elements. This included executing the customization and cadenced delivery of lean systems training throughout the manufacturing organization. Delivered classroom and floor based T3 training to all Group and Team Leads; approx. 4800 employees were trained over 3 years.
  • Led teams to implement all elements of the corporate Safety System as a pilot location and was a pivotal contributor to system modifications prior to corporate rollout. These process improvements led to a 40% reduction in recordable injuries.
  • Negotiated and implemented innovative agreements allowing the assembly operations to be scheduled and operate 30 hours beyond labor agreement limits. This was completed at a labor cost savings to the organization.

Prior to consulting, Shelley held Human Resources, Labor Relations, Safety, and Group Leader positions of increasing responsibility at General Motors, Detroit, MI.  She has experience in both the central office and manufacturing environments.

Shelley holds an MBA from the University of Michigan-Flint and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Michigan Technological University. She also completed an International Labor Relations course through corporate sponsorship at Cornell University.