John Richmond - Partner

imageTwenty years experience with Fortune 50 companies - eighteen with budget responsibility.

  • Supply Chain Management (SCM) and operations
  • Association of Manufacturing Excellence – SCM Award Winner
  • Fifteen years Sr. consulting experience
  • SCM practice manager and specialist
  • SCM assessments, decision metrics and architecture of innovative solutions


  • Change management clients include: Pacific Gas & Electric, DOD – NSA, Kerr McGee, Itron, Bosch (Germany), Varitronics (Hong Kong), Boston Scientific, WW Grainger, Gulfstream Aviation, Rubbermaid, Polaroid, Osram-Sylvania, Mobil Oil, Nova AGTD (Canada), DuPont, and Philip Morris
  • Consulting clients realized $347,000,000 savings on projects John designed and led.
  • Designed the Supply Master Plan for the world’s largest industrial distributor.
  • Authored the “Strategic Supply Partnering” manual for the world’s largest consumer products manufacturer.
  • Individually conducted a global SCM assessment of the world’s leading producer of cardiovascular devices and apparatus.
  • Led joint re-engineering teams streamlining the procurement process for two aircraft manufacturing teams. Shortened the dynamic cycle-time 10% and 70%.
  • Co-developed (with Michigan State University Exec. Mgmt Dept.) a SCM training class for a global energy company’s non-supply executives.


  • The Boulder Group, Boulder, CO, Partner
  • Richmond Consulting – Owner - 6 years –Provides contract SCM consulting services - project lead/specialist for four different firms
  • Thomas Group Inc., Dallas, TX – 5+ years Supply Chain Center of Excellence Lead
  • Gemini Consulting – Morristown, NJ – 4 yrs. SCM Center of Excellence Manager
  • Abbott Laboratories – Irving, TX – 12 years Materials Manager, Manager of Procurement
  • Motorola, Inc. – Ft. Worth, TX – 2 years Procurement Manager
  • Xerox Corp OPD – Dallas, TX – 3 years Procurement Manager
  • Hycel Inc. – Houston, TX – 2 years Director Administrative Services
  • Trident Company – Houston, TX – 3 years Branch General Manager
  • Texas Instruments – Purchasing Agent – 2 yrs
  • Ford Motor Corp – Dearborn, MI – 1+ Year Executive Management Trainee and Buyer


  • BBA Marketing University of North Texas
  • Ford Motor - Procurement “Whiz Kid” Program
  • Xerox Corp. - Executive Management Program