Eric Smith


Eric has over 20 years of experience in the Consumer Products and Industrial channels where he has been using lean methodologies to transform the operations, supply chain, planning, and strategic management functions.  Most recently, Eric served in a series of executive positions at Emerson Electric including his last role as the executive leader of operational excellence and continuous improvement for three of Emerson’s global business groups.

His approach involves garnering a deep understanding of both channel partner and end-customer expectation within his client’s markets and utilizing VCM, Standard Work, 5S, Kaizen PDCA and meaningful metrics to enable the cultural and process transformation required to deliver a world-class experience.

Eric holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management.