Rick Franzosa

Rick Franzosa

Sr Director Analyst
Rick Franzosa is a Sr. Director, Analyst in Gartner's Supply Chain Research organization. Mr. Franzosa is responsible for Gartner's manufacturing technology systems research. He works with vice presidents and directors of manufacturing, business process experts and enterprise architecture and IT roles supporting manufacturing operations. He also works with providers of technologies and services for manufacturing operations.
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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 12:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 12:45 PM
Ask the Expert: Best Practices and Governance of Manufacturing Execution Systems Deployments

Deployment of multi-site Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) is a daunting task, but adhering to a set of best practices is a clear indicator of success. These best practices will be shared as well as how changing technologies are affecting deployment strategies. This will be a facilitated session where participants will be expected to share their thoughts and experiences in MES deployment and how they have achieved success, and lessons learned along the way.

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:45 PM
IIoT Is Moving in Next to Your MES: How Should You Prepare?

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms are challenging monolithic manufacturing execution systems (MES). Manufacturers are piloting IIoT platforms alongside MES, and beginning to push some IIoT platforms beyond data collection and analytics to providing additional manufacturing management functions. How should you prepare for the adoption and alignment of these new technologies within your existing enterprise?

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 09:55 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 10:15 AM
Xpo Stage: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems

The global manufacturing execution systems (MES) market is a key pillar of smart factories and digital business for manufacturers. New technologies are being adopted and disruptors emerging. We'll help supply chain technology leaders select appropriate vendors and solutions.

Meet the experts face to face.