Richard Smal

  • Pasfoto met naam Richard SmalContact Information:Het Bovenwiel 14
    5688 SE Oirschot
    the NetherlandsTel: +31 (0)499 840 422
    Mob: +31 (0)6 23262650Email:


    After working during his studies for a number of Blue chip companies, Richard started his career in the steel industry implementing MRP 1 systems and ISO 9000.Richard continued his career as a consultant a material handling consultancy organization in South Africa, developing material handling solutions for the Southern African market. His primary interest was in the simulation of proposed solutions and implementing these. He was also involved in selling, training en implementing the simulation projects in a large number of industries and is regarded as an expert on the field of discreet simulation.From developing simulated solutions, Richard moved on to finite scheduling and later founded an ERP consulting company which grew rapidly to about 30 people. In this organization next to his director function he also developed the management consulting division, which primarily focused on ensuring that the customers were getting enhanced value from the use of technology through TOC.After selling his company, Richard moved to implementing constraint based solutions worldwide with Goldratt Consulting, with assignments in US, Canada, Africa and several in Europe. Next to implementing solutions in operations, supply chain en projects, he has also a special interest in sales management solutions to ensure that the operational benefits revert to the bottom line through more sales. In 2005 he moved to the Netherlands and founded BPI-Group focusing on implementing constraint based solutions in project based industries and sales management processes.

    Richard has a Bsc in Industrial Engineering from the Tilburg Institute of Technology, with specializations in logistics Management and Quality Management. He also has a Executive MBA (with distinction) from Business School Netherlands, with special honors for the best operations management assignment is his year. He has further specialized himself in Theory of Constraints, with several TOC-ICO certifications, TOC Expert certification and Jonah course..

    Richard has worked in the following industries and industry sectors
    Defense, Sugar, ICT, FMCG, Automotive, Consumer goods, Cables, Chemicals, Chemicals, Electronics, High-Tech, Juices, Pallet manufacturing, Ports, Mining, Engineering, Food and Beverage, Printing, Packaging, Transport and Logistics, Textiles, Forestry, Electrical utilities and Paper.

    Richard is happily married and is the proud father of two girls. He moved back from South Africa to the Netherlands in 2005 and now lives in the historical village of Oirschot “Monument in Green” , in the South of the Netherlands.