James Ricci is currently the Principal at 2764 Advisors LLC. He has 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain focused on implementing process and performance improvement, operational turnarounds, manufacturing strategy, due diligence, benchmarking and market research. Today, Ricci combines that experience and know how with the latest manufacturing technologies to help companies drive operating performance and innovation.
Prior to starting 2764 Advisors, Ricci was a co-owner of Harbour Results, Inc and focused on driving business improvement and long-term competitiveness to middle market manufacturers with an emphasis on leveraging data, leading-edge processes and technologies and hands-on project management. Ricci has worked for other notable organizations including KPMG LLP and Harbour Consulting (now part of Oliver-Wyman). He was responsible for directing and executing projects to improve operating performance, including lean manufacturing implementation, quality improvement and operational assistance in restructuring situations relative to supply chain management and manufacturing consolidation. In addition, Ricci worked for Honda of America Mfg., in engineering, manufacturing and launch functions with responsibilities related to quality, warranty, production and cost competitiveness.
Throughout his career, he has executed more than 500 global operational assessments, due diligence and improvement initiatives for nearly every type of manufacturing industry stakeholder. His manufacturing knowledge has been applied to multiple industries including automotive, life sciences, food, consumer industrial, heavy truck as well as wood processing and plastic compounding.
James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Engineering Management from the University of Michigan. He is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).