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About Us

Creative Solutions, changes and transformation

Lao Tze Consulting is formed in April 2018 by a team of operations and supply chain experts for the primary purpose focus on mining industry to meet the global operations market need for independent, innovative experts in operations. There are three strategic areas of that LaoTze Consulting operates:

  • Participation on the owner’s team  to support complex, continuous improvement in supply chain and capital projects

  • Identify and implement efficient and effective solutions

  • Identify and negotiate the completion of the investment opportunity.

  • Asset Management and Alternate Sourcing Solutions.


About Our Business

Solutions for Success

Operations Excellence – 
Optimizing global operations, logistics, and supply chains through the use of best practices in continuous improvement to eliminate waste, working capital control, improve productivity, and reduce risks, asset management, alternate sourcing strategy, and solutions.
Corporate Development / Growth –
Strategically positioning companies in the global market by assessing and executing growth and expansion plans for organic growth and mergers and acquisitions.
Short-Term AOP and Long-Term SBP Development –
Facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach to short-term and long-term strategic planning to establish a corporate vision and culture for sustainability. 
Client-Focus –
Nurturing strategic relationships, partnerships, and alliances focused on creating innovative, client-focused solutions to meet client expectations and requirements.


Our Services

Discover Our Expertise

Client-Centric, Results-Oriented Operations consulting and advisory experts with extensive experience partnering with business leaders in global, multinational environments to drive strategies and initiatives that propel corporate objectives. Adept at forging growth through organizing growth initiatives and leveraging M&A opportunities. Vastly proficient in leading supply chain optimization, lean global operations, and continuous improvement.
Expertise promoting growth through client-focused programs. Developing and deploying top-performing, cross-functional teams in support of revenue and profitability goals, fostering the next generation of leaders and establishing organizational succession plans. A thought leader possessing a strong bias for action.


Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing

Expert Consulting and Advisory Services

Optimizing value in your supply chain through strategy development, sourcing and procurement, value realization, managed services, and risk reduction.

​Sourcing and initiating strategic alliances and joint venture partners.

Continuous Improvement and Transformation

Growth and Sustainability

An unrelenting focus on your operations determines how their needs are being addressed. It is essential that only value-added elements are at the center of your operations.

Strategic Planning and Optimization

Expert Guidance

With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At LZ Consulting and Advisory, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies, and in turn, your company. We’re proud to help shape and improve how our clients structure and manage their business.

Merger and Acquisition, Investment Strategy

Grow Your Business

Developing strategic and tactical plans, including advising our clients about appropriate acquisitions or divestitures.
Launching growth initiatives – either organically and/or by acquisitions. Devising strategic road-maps that help companies profitably change and grow incrementally.
Delivering custom-tailored solutions – grounded by insights gained from working with Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies over the last two decades.
Offering a collaborative approach based on the winning strategies and time-tested success of businesses we have managed.


Our Projects

Since Lao Tze Consulting and Advisory, LLC began in 2018, we’ve provided our services to a variety of businesses. On every project we undertake, our most important objective is to relate with clients and understand their core necessities and goals. Below are some examples of the work we’ve done - take a look, and get in touch to learn more.

Innovative Project Procurement Transformation

Facilitated the procurement requirement with non-Conventional Engineering management advisors and endeavor by developing KPIs and objectives for sustaining procurement strategy, negotiation requirement, quality assurance and materials requirement and planning to support projects..

Tactical Supply Chain Optimization

32% decrease in costs and 17% boost in the fulfillment rate attained in three months by reorganizing an integrated center of excellence on procurement and demand planning function with a decentralized distribution network.

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Implemented short-term and long-term budget planning by aligning organizational operations, supporting global integration processes, and administering spending.


The Team

Where the Passion Begins

Y.-C. Eric Li, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Dr. Eric Li is a senior level supply chain and M&A executive with experience in leading individuals and teams and collaborating with cross functional departments and senior leaders in large enterprise settings including VP of M&A, Corporate Development, Operations and Supply Chain Management for Fortune 500 companies including aviation, pulp and paper and mining.  Dr. Li holds Ph.D. degree in Operations Research with minor in System and Engineering Management also MBA.  He is Six Sigma and Lean Engineering certified

Ana Wang

Executive Director

After a thriving career in many different businesses, Lao Tze Consulting and Advisory, LLC was pleased to welcome Ana Wang to the team. As a motivated, results-oriented collaborator, they’ve helped to make us what we are today.

David Young

Senior Supply Chain Advisor

A senior executive for all areas of supply chain management including procurement, contracts, logistics and supplier enablement/development. Lean manufacturing proponent in applying lean principles with key suppliers to reduce cycle times, improve quality and enhance cost management.


Kelly Balok

Senior Operations Advisor

More than 27 years of experience in mining, most of his career was in maintenance, during this time I held many different positions to include overseen a Predictive Lab, where oil and fuel analysis were conducted, UT Analysis, Vibration Analysis, Thermography Analysis.  Also over seen Haul Truck rebuilds.   Contracts, and a salvage program for four mines within the area.

Rocky Wu

Senior Mining Advisor

35 years of worldwide experiences in rock mechanics and mining engineering, including 18 years of a senior position in world-leading mining companies with track records of significant achievements in technical support and management, business development and innovation including 4 patents of ground support products registered in WIPO

Victor Liu

Senior Grinding and Milling Advisor

Over 20 years of experience in China Sourcing, performance improvement in milling and grinding circuit and process optimization.  Victor held a position as group sourcing manager for the Anglo American China office also managing director for Sourcing Services in both China and Toronto.


Rick Anderson

Senior Maintenance Optimization Advisor

more than 40 years of process and operations optimization experiences.  Rick has rich experiences in grinding and milling circuit, process transformation, and optimization and strategic maintenance planning.

Dan Mahlberg

Senior Supply Chain  Advisor

After a thriving career in many different businesses, Lao Tze Consulting and Advisory, LLC was pleased to welcome Dan Mahlberg to the team. As a motivated, results-oriented Supply chain and sourcing manager with rich experience in continuous improvement, optimization, and transformation.

Rod Holmes

Senior Sourcing and Operations Advisor

Rod brings over 30 years of experience to Lao Tze consulting services.  Formal Senior sourcing executive with Barrick Gold Corporation, African Barrick Gold and Porgera Joint Venture.  Rod has rich experience in supply chain optimization, sourcing strategies, KPI and performance management, and eCommerce.


Our Valued Partners

Collaborative Efforts

Yakum Consulting

Innovation and Technology partner


Outliners Mining Solutions

Asset Management, Optimization, and Alternate Sourcing Solutions

Rocky Mining Consultants

Career-Long Partner

Al Prospecta Consultores

Consulting companies focus on South America Business Development


Cormark Security

Investment and M&A Partner

CNOOD Asia Inc.

EPC Partner

China Lingong Machinery

Nobile Equipment Partner

Sany America Inc.

Mobile Equipment Partner


Our Clients

Projects we serviced


Argonaut Gold

Belo Sun Mining Corporation

Novo Resources Corporation

Vendetta Mining Corporation


Lao Tze, the Greatest Philosopher in China

Lao-Tze, also known as Li Er, is traditionally regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching, the most significant treatises in Chinese cosmogony. Lao-Tze often explains his ideas by way of paradox, analogy, appropriation of ancient sayings, repetition, symmetry, rhyme, and rhythm. it is unseen, but not transcendent, immensely powerful yet supremely humble, being the root of all things. 


Contact Us

Contact us and find how our services can benefit your company to meet your goal.

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