Aston Partners is a boutique consulting firm that provides Supply Chain Management solutions for small to mid-sized companies. The firm generates high value results, tailored specifically towards the needs of their customers.

In addition, Aston Partners offers structured plans to manage organizational transformation initiatives. We counsel companies that are reorganizing their corporate structure to assess their leadership teams and engage in the recruitment of high potential candidates.


The business marketplace continues to change all around us. To thrive as a business, we must understand the trends and forces that will shape our business in the future. That’s why we have moved away from the traditional model of simply identifying potential cost reduction opportunities for clients. At Aston Partners, we lead the negotiations with our client’s supply base to provide actual cost reduction savings. This model provides greater value and creates a long-term winning relationship with our clients.


Commodity Strategy Development
Commodity Strategy Development
We create strategies that align supply chain management and enterprise wide objectives.
Enhanced Supplier Negotiation Strategies
Enhanced Supplier Negotiation Strategies
We utilize a disciplined systematic negotiation process to maximize cost reductions for our clients.
Global Sourcing  Process
Global Sourcing Process
Develop a customized global sourcing process that will enable your company to make comprehensive data driven sourcing decisions.
Organization Transformation
Organization Transformation
Our services provide the strategic insight to effectively manage organization transformation initiatives.
Talent <br>Acquisition
We get engaged and assist in identifying, interviewing and evaluating top potential talent.
Training of Purchasing Concepts
Training of Purchasing Concepts
Will deliver a methodical approach to learning the aspects of strategic purchasing.



Aston Partners has the industry experience to quickly implement and make positive changes within organizations. These changes will develop competence and credibility for the customer through training and knowledge transfer while collaborating together as partners.


is the founder of Aston Partners and has 16 years of leadership experience within the Automotive and Aerospace industries. Richard has held various executive leadership roles with United Technologies and BorgWarner. At United Technologies, he was the Director of Global Strategic Sourcing and at BorgWarner he was the Senior Director of Global Commodity Management. Richard began his career at General Motors where he held a series of global purchasing positions in various commodities including assignments in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China.


Mr. Mansilla is a respected cost reduction and strategic sourcing expert within complex global environments that produce highly engineered products, which are geographically and culturally diverse. He is a transformational leader who has built and led high performing teams that drive strategic concepts into executable plans. Mr. Mansilla was given the prestigious award of Corporate Buyer of the Year in 1999 by the Michigan Minority Business Development Council. In addition, in 2002 he received the National Leadership Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Mr. Mansilla has a degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and holds an MBA from Wayne State University.



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Aston Partners can respond to your Supply Chain Management or Organizational Restructuring needs that you simply don’t have time, resources, or expertise to manage effectively. Our strategic solutions are highly customized based on the client requirements and provide long-term efficiency.