With more than forty-three years of industry experience including eighteen years in various management roles and seventeen years in consulting/management advisory roles, Peter Rice, the founder of RICE CONSULTING ASSOCIATES has assisted clients across Canada and the US to effectively deal with their critical issues as they adjusted to change. Our support to businesses has been diverse and effective as attested to from our clients testimonials.
We talk the same language as our clients and their organizations at all levels. Having come through the ranks; both in small and major companies, we are able to quickly understand the challenges and opportunities from several perspectives in our clients organization. We are then able to identify pragmatic solutions that are matched to the assimilation realities of their organization.
We call it like we see it: if organizational change is necessary, we get it out on the table.
The mantra of today is Lean and all its implications for a business. Our message to both prospective and existing clients is the same: the disciplines and practices associated with todays Lean have been around since the 1920s and should be a key element of any management teams toolbox for continuous business improvement. We often get to see companies striving to improve and saying they now fully embrace Lean principles. We then ask: What were you doing before that?
Our ability to effectively support our clients in a variety of industries comes from widespread involvement and achieving results in the following industries:
- Precision engineering and manufacturing
- Marine craft
- Food & beverage processing
- Engineering & technical services
- Horticultural products
- Wood products & secondary manufacturing
- Heavy (capital) equipment design and manufacturing
When we enter into a consulting relationship, we ask the following critical questions:
- What can we bring to this client;
- What are the chances the client will listen to and adopt what we recommend; and
- Will the recommendations be sufficient to meet the clients expectations and solve their issues?
We take pride in maintaining integrity, professionalism and being at the clients side to make the right decisions and support them as they make changes happen.