Chief Manufacturing Officer
At the heart of Russell Mineral Equipment’s reputation for Customer service excellence are the functions of engineering, manufacturing, supply and delivery. This is why Tandra Coleman was appointed to the role of Chief Manufacturing Officer at RME. Not only is Tandra known for making things better for her managers, colleagues and team members, but also the RME clients she delivers for.
Day-to-day Tandra is responsible for ensuring RME has the capability to deliver its mill relining technologies and custom-built products to Customers around the world – efficiently, reliably and safely. Her team is made up of engineering, production planning, procurement, inventory, warehouse, fabrication, machining, assembly, disassembly and packing, who work collaboratively to ensure RME delivers on its promise. Tandra understands these logistically-complex operations from her previous RME roles as Group Manufacturing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, and Inventory Controller since joining in 2011.
The movement of RME design and product from engineering to manufacturing, through supply and delivery, benefits greatly from Tandra's optimisations, LEAN practices and process-orientated abilities. Tandra is a Certified Supply Chain Professional by the Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). She is also an Agile Project Management Practitioner, enabling her to combine the best of agile and traditional project management methodologies to deliver successful Customer outcomes.
Tandra is a strong role model, coach, mentor, strategic planner and skilful business analyst. Her extensive background in sales, global operations planning, and inventory management with a leading Australian broadacre seed supplier has seen her contribute to RME with critical advice, insights and learnings. Her commitment to professional and personal excellence, and safety, ensures her place on RME's executive leadership team is highly-valued.