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Rick Franzosa
Sr. Director Analyst
5 years at Gartner
35 years IT Industry

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. Read Full Bio

Business Value of MES – Going Like Sixty

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 22, 2016

Last fall, we completed the fourth year of our joint survey with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA International) on the business value of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).  MES technology continues to grow, enablement grows with the proliferation of mobile devices, big data analytics and the advent of IoT. Cloud-based MES implementations, unthinkable not too […]

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Digital Manufacturing Doesn’t Just Happen

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 16, 2016

We are all about Digital.  Digital music, digital photography, digital business and, of course digital manufacturing. For several years, we have seen manufacturers that were in the process of ‘digitizing’.  They were scanning existing manufacturing documentation and storing it in online repositories.  End users could then view these documents on terminals in PDF format,  using a ‘paper-on-glass’ solution.  They […]

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