Rick Mance has over 25 years of experience delivering executive-level consulting to service, manufacturing, distribution, chemicals, financial, defense, retail & natural resource organizations.  He is an experienced leader, LEAN practitioner, and performance metrics developer with a record executing complex business transformations in international and domestic businesses.  He believes performance is an expected output which can measured and managed at the point of execution. Creating employee buy-in as part of solution development drives sustainable improvements to the bottom line.

Prior Experience

Rick has served various industries: Mining, Oil & Gas, Retail, Health Care, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Financial Services, Engineering, Public Water Utilities, & Logistics.

Improvement areas of focus: cost reduction through active vendor management and sourcing, lean operations & reengineering, demand planning, work center scheduling, optimizing logistics, & integration of information systems and technology. Development and management of critical systems and quality assurance. Rick is also proficient in the following disciplines: Process Performance Improvement, LEAN Six Sigma, Change Management, Organizational Design, Management Information Systems, and focused performance management metrics

Education / Qualifications

• BBA – Accounting, University of Texas

• Certified Public Accountant

• Certified Joint Interest Auditor (Oil & Gas)

• Certified ISO 9001 (QS 9000)

• LEAN Six Sigma

Selected Clientele

• Bank of America

• Canadian Tire

• Caterpillar

• Diebold

• ExxonMobil Pipeline Company

• Federal Reserve Bank of NY

• Ferrari USA

• Henry Ford Health Systems

• John Deere

• Miracle Ear

• Morrison-Knudsen

• NationsBank

• Northrop Grumman

• Purolator

• Siemens

• Technicolor (Vantiva)

• Total Petroleum

• Whirlpool

Selected Relevant Experience

• Oil & Gas – Conducted purchase performance and vendor / contractor / equipment rental management for Canadian Oil Sands refinery. (Syncrude Canada Ltd.)

• Manufacturing – Performed detailed transaction audits for home appliance manufacturing company for in-house freight department performance: cost, fleet utilization, inbound freight reduction using backhauling. (Mor-Flo Industries Inc.,)

• Project Management / Construction – Performed structured purchase and competitive bidding compliance audit for construction of major process chemical refinery. (W.R. Grace & Co.)

• Vendor Management – Implemented Vendor Performance Rating and KPI Tracking systems – measuring price, delivery, order accuracy, invoice accuracy and payment terms for several manufacturing companies.

• Vendor Management – Conducted RFQ (Request for Quote) campaigns for major vendors for volume concentration and price reductions at various companies.

• Oil & Gas – Implemented integrated Purchase to Pay systems (SAP) and aligned work functions with system requirements for major domestic oil pipeline operator. (Exxon-Mobile Pipeline Company)