BIOGRAPHY

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BIOGRAPHY

David Turner Francis

David T. Francis has 20+ years of experience as a PLM/CAD/CAM/CAE software business development, implementation specialist and consultant, including business/operations system integration and support with ERP/MRP/MES and Service systems, and more. 

Most recently working directly with a leading and innovative medical device company focused on supporting Engineering systems, PLM, CAD, and Validated Product development data and systems across disciplines from Engineering to manufacturing, to Quality and Regulatory.  With a strong background in concurrent product development processes, focusing on implementing engineering technology and managing processes to augment efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness. 

He leverages his unique and diverse background to utilize technology and engineering process to enhance product development and/or business processes for global and international companies in a multitude of industries and throughout the value chain.  David has focused his career on making peers and clients successful through his broad understanding of the overall business and product development processes and the delivery of leading edge technology and consulting services to enhance these environments, in conjunction with establishing business to business and application liaisons for mutual benefit and value. 

David brings with him experience from many industries allowing him to leverage cross discipline/industry processes and best practices.  These industries include, but are not limited to Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer Products, and also other industries.  David focuses strengths of communication, partnership, analytical ability and credibility with the client, augmenting the sales process to insure continuation of a successful partnership within and between organizations and their business and profit objectives.

Summary of Expertise

Overview:

  •  Product Lifecycle Management Systems Implementation

  • Product Lifecycle Management Systems Implementation – Oracle Agile, PTC Windchill, SAP PLM, Others

  • Business Analysis

  • Product Development and Business Process Improvement

  • PLM Implementation/Administration Development Technology Implementation/Administration

    • Product Data Utilization and Integration
    • Enterprise Resource Planning Integration
    • Manufacturing Execution Systems Integration
    • Supply Chain Management and Collaboration
    • Innovation, Product Portfolio, & Corporate Strategy
    • Technical Program/Project Management
    • CAD/CAM/CAE Technology Strategies, Implementation/Administration
  • Project Management (PMP)

  • Leadership Alignment & Organizational Change Management

 

 

Personal:

  •  Michigan Native, Near Ann Arbor (Detroit)

  • Eastern Michigan University –
    • BS in Industrial Technology Degree – (CAD)
    • Partial BS  in Industrial Technology Degree – (CAM)
  • University of Phoenix (Southfield, MIM Campus – not online)
    • MBA – Technology Management
  • Project management Institute – Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • I have lived in MI, Chicago, Washington (Seattle), California (Silicon Valley), Florida, and North Carolina (Research Triangle Park)
  • I have helped many, many clients in many industries, domestic and internationally –  it is my passion!