Harbour Results Partners with AutoForecast Solutions for Improved Manufacturing Insight Data Delivery

Collaboration enhances the automotive forecasting data and insight available to Harbour IQ members, enabling faster, more flexible decision-making.


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On April 15, Harbour Results Inc., (HRI, Southfield, Michigan) a leading consulting firm for manufacturers, anounced that it has partnered with automotive forecasting expert AutoForecast Solutions (AFS, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania) to improve the Harbour IQ intelligence tool and provide membership additional automotive industry forecasts, data and insight.

Harbour IQ is a global source for performance benchmarking, trends and financial and operational data for the manufacturing industry. Partners and clients have access to relevant data and information as well as quarterly pulse studies, manufacturing trend reports, white papers and various other intelligence. Harbour IQ is said to unlock the key to never-before-seen data and information critical to manufacturers in developing a successful long-term business strategy while managing the day-to-day business.

A provider of automotive forecasting and analytics, AFS is focused on improving its client’s competitiveness, opportunity identification and revenue growth. AFS says it utilizes proprietary models and methodologies to generate consistent forecasting information, which include a combination of automotive forecasting databases, business planning solutions and concierge-level support. According to Harbour Results, AFS has enabled data-driven decisions by becoming an extension of the company’s customers’ planning department.

“As the manufacturing industry evolves and faces new challenges, we want to be sure our Harbour IQ business intelligence tool delivers the data and insights members and partners need to make better, more informed business decisions,” says Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, Harbour Results Inc. “We are excited to work with the AFS team and bring their data and insights to North American manufacturers.”

There are many factors that make 2021 as challenging, if not more, than 2020 for manufacturers, Harbour Results say. To be successful companies will need to be flexible and speed up the decision-making process. Having accurate data and forecasts are the foundation on which companies mitigate risk and maintain profitability.

“We are excited to join our new strategic partners at Harbour Results Inc. to provide global insight and analysis to the automotive community,” says Joe McCabe, CEO and president of AutoForecast Solutions LLC. “Our organizations have a shared vision in our approach to work directly with our customers, focused on the issues shaping their critical decisions. The combination of the AFS suite of forecasting solutions with the expertise at Harbour Results should provide a valuable experience to our customers, and we look forward to getting started.”