Rick Franzosa is a Senior Research Director in the Supply Chain Operations team. Rick focuses on manufacturing operations 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.
Prior to joining Gartner in 2014, Mr. Franzosa worked in the software industry with manufacturing operations software companies. His roles included almost all facets of the software business, including software development, sales, marketing, consulting, implementation and client support. Prior to that, his experience included work in design engineering, test engineering and manufacturing engineering in the aerospace and defense industry.
International TechneGroup Incorporated (now WIPRO)
Computervision Corporation (now PTC)
Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection
Manufacturing Digital Transformation and Innovation (Retired)
Manufacturing IT Optimization and Modernization (Retired)
Supply Chain Leadership
M.B.A., Operations Research, University of Hartford
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Hartford
1Manufacturing IT (manufacturing operations systems [MES/MOM] applications, cloud, IIoT)
2Manufacturing system integration to PLM, ERP and SCM environments (manufacturing process management/model-based manufacturing)
3The process of choosing manufacturing operations IT systems from RFI through contract review
4Implementation service providers for manufacturing execution systems/manufacturing operations management
5Best practices in enterprise MES/MOM implementation and deployment