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Richard J. Cimino

Principal, Advisory | Management Consulting

KPMG in the U.S.

Rick is a Principal in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice. Rick leads the national SAP practice at KPMG in the U.S. He is based out of the firm’s Philadelphia, PA office. Rick has over 31 years of management consulting experience focused on implementing SAP for the manufacturing, chemicals, oil & gas, and life sciences industries.

Rick was previously the Technology Lead for KPMG’s Industrial Manufacturing practice. Rick has extensive experience in successfully leading & managing large-scale, complex global SAP implementation programs spanning the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Rick has successfully led many business transformational change initiatives enabled by SAP at companies of all sizes. This has included Design through Build, Test, Deploy/Roll-out, & On-going Production Support.

Rick has also spent a significant amount of time leading SAP front-end loading initiatives such as: project planning, scoping, & analysis; SAP work effort & cost estimating; SAP business case cost justification & benefits identification/realization; & SAP fit assessment/gap analysis initiatives, as prerequisites to SAP implementation programs.

Rick has worked extensively in the manufacturing industry with an emphasis on supply chain, MRP II, sales order fulfillment, distribution, plant operations, and finance. Rick has also spent a significant amount of time working with clients to identify and realize business value from their SAP initiatives.

Rick serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ, where he also chairs the Information Technology Advisory Subcommittee. He is also a former board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS).


Relevant Experience

Industry expertise in Industrial Manufacturing (both discrete/repetitive and process manufacturing), Automotive, Life Sciences/Medical Products, Consumer Products, Chemicals, Oil & Gas, and Steel.

  • Over 2 ½ decades of experience in SAP: Program Management, Design, Build, Test, Deploy, & Run Support.
  • SAP S4HANA and related SAP HANA Technical & Functional Components.
  • SAP ECC 6.0 and related SAP NetWeaver Technical & Functional Components/Bolt-ons.
  • Supply Chain, Manufacturing, MRP II, DRP business process expertise.
  • Customer Service, Sales Order Fulfillment, Distribution, and Warehouse Management business process expertise.
  • Finance & Accounting, Product Costing, Inventory Accounting/Valuation business process expertise.
  • Prior to joining KPMG, Rick served in an executive leadership role with Capgemini, and previous to that in an executive leadership role with Accenture.




Education and qualifications

  • B.S., Computer Science, Albright College

Representative clients

  • ARMCO Steel, BASF, Becton Dickinson, Carpenter Technology Steel, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Geon Vinyl (PolyOne), ITT-Exelis, Lukens Steel, Meijer Supermarkets, Newmont Mining Corporation, Sanofi, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Sunoco, Tarkett Flooring, TE Connectivity, The New York Police Department (NYPD), The State of PA, VF Corporation, Whirlpool.

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