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Meet Tony ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ Cerilli

Tony Cerilli, MEP SCO team member

The importance of understanding and being able to quantify all of the costs in your supply stream is critical to applying a strategy to your sourcing decisions. This session establishes Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) terms and concepts. It also provides a review of supply chain dynamics and the role of dependency and variation relevant to supply chain costs. You will learn how to identify and measure TCO cost drivers and be introduced to the program’s comprehensive  TCO calculator.  Developing a strategic sourcing plan, complete with TCO and Risk Management components is critical for success.

Upcoming events in South Carolina are currently accepting registrations.

Meet Tony Cerilli, Engagement Manager, GENEDGE Alliance (VA) and MEP SCO team member responsible for developing the program, including the calculator, which allows manufacturers to compare up to 4 different suppliers at one time. It also takes into consideration dependency and variation, as well as labor costs around the world.

Tony manages a portfolio of enterprise-wide process improvement and growth solutions services. Working one-on-one with senior management, he serves clients with the objective of supporting organizational transformation, competitiveness, and business growth. Tony has been instrumental in developing the MEP Supply Chain Optimization program’s Total Cost of Ownership calculator, and works directly with manufacturers to help implement a deeper understanding of overall costs.

Prior to joining GTony CerilliENEDGE, he was a ten-year veteran at Continental AG, formerly Siemens VDO. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he led cross-functional teams in delivering complex, integrated projects by streamlining processes to maximize productivity and efficiency. He also held positions as operations manager and process engineer. Previous to Continental, Tony spent three years in commercial nuclear power with Commonwealth Edison, and 14 years in the U.S. Navy submarine nuclear propulsion program.

Tony holds a BS from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and is pursuing an MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. He has advanced training in design for Six Sigma, transactional analysis, and change leadership. He is also a member of the American Society for Quality.

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Tony will be facilitating two Total Cost of Ownership events in South Carolina:


TCO – Sharpening the Focus Session

Location: TriCounty Technical College, Pendleton, SC


Location: South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership – Business Learning Center, Greenville, SC



Meet the Author

Anthony 'Tony' Cerilli

Anthony ‘Tony’ Cerilli, Engagement Manager at GENEDGE Alliance (VA), believes passionately in organizational transformation through process improvement and growth solutions. He has been instrumental in developing the MEP Supply Chain Optimization program’s Total Cost of Ownership calculator, an invaluable tool for understanding an organization’s overall costs. After 14 years in the U.S. Navy submarine nuclear propulsion program, Tony came ashore to utilize and build on his expertise with companies ranging from Commonwealth Edison to Continental AG (formerly Siemens VDO). He can be reached at His full bio may be viewed here.

2 responses to “Meet Tony ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ Cerilli”

  1. […] July 24), be sure to check out the Supply Chain Workshop on Tuesday afternoon from 1-5pm with Anthony Cerilli from the MEP Supply Chain Optimization program. Additional  speakers represent McCormick & […]

  2. […] You’ll learn Supply Chain strategies from MEP SCO team member Tony Cerilli. […]

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