About David

David T. Francis, MBA, PMP
Senior Business Analyst/Technology Manager: Product Development Process

An accomplished, results-oriented PLM, MES, MRP, ERP, and SCM solutions expert with a proven track record managing large-scale corporate logistics investments, process redesign and organizational change across technologies and geographies. While also possessing strong interpersonal experience supporting diverse technology & operational leaders and stakeholders.

OVERVIEW

Business Analysis

Medical Devices, implants, electronics

Innovation, NPI, Product Portfolio & Corporate Strategy

Technical Program / Project Management

Team Leadership

Validated Systems

Cross-discipline Process / Technology Integration

PMP, Agile, and Scrum Methodologies

 Product Development Process Improvement

FDA, UDI, Regulatory, Compliances, Submission Support

PLM/MES/ERP/SCM/QM/SVC Implementation / Administration / Data Utilization / Integration

Lean/6-Sigma/Kanban/Kaizen

BACKGROUND

  • Industries (yrs.): Health Sciences: 1 * Consumer Goods/Electronics: 5 * Automotive: 8 * Aerospace: 4 * Defense: 8
  • Business Systems: SAP * Oracle * M2M * Deltek * DOD * SCM * SVC *QM
  • PLM/CAD/MES: Oracle Agile * SAP PLM * Windchill/PTC * Solidworks * Allegro * Autodesk * Arena * Dassault * Solumina * Aegis * ATE
  • Foundation: Google Suite* Windows/MS Office* JIRA* Azure Dev Ops* Atlassian Suite Expertise/Admin * Adobe

OBJECTIVE

I have a proven track record in the passion that drives me, that is to elevate the capabilities of an organization, through business analysis, process improvement, breaking down barriers, technology implementation and integration.  I have consistently leveraged my extensive background, technological acumen and operational expertise to deliver innovative, cost-effective, timely and high-quality solutions within budget.  I am an evangelist for leveraging existing business and product data across disciplines and into the extended enterprise to maintain a single source of the truth, enhancing productivity and quality, thus contributing to the long-term success of the business and optimize productivity for users, while delivering value to management.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Senior Business Analyst / Delivery Architect/PLM

Professor PLM – Consulting, Implementation and Process Improvement                                         Aug. 2020 – Present

  • Gilead Sciences: Pharma/Recipe Management
    • FDA Pharma, flat BOM Management, enhancement, implementation, training
    • Global Supplier Data Steward – (Agile, Trackwise, Oracle)
    • SAP PLM evaluation – contributor to the evaluation of the SAP implementation of business systems and PLM
  • Johnson & Johnson: Pharma/Data Migration from FDA to EUDAMED, GUDID, etc.

Industry 4.0: Senior Business Analyst / Delivery Architect/PLM

Capgemini – Consulting across industries, North America                                                      March, 2019 – March 2020

  • Assessment, definition, implementation, and project management across industries and disciplines in product development processes and technology. Focus on Industry 4.0

Business Analyst / Product Development Processes/PLM

Arthrex Inc. – Medical Implants and Devices – Validate Systems and Integration                  January, 2017 – July, 2018

  • Implemented and drove all aspects of business processes, with a focus on product development teams, tools and processes – PLM, CAD, ECAD, Manufacturing, Supply Chain applications implementation and administration – BOM Management, ECOs and Workflow definition, interface with business systems

Senior Business Analyst / Technical Program Manager

Google: Servers, Fiber, Loon     (WIPRO)                                                                             September-December, 2016

  • Implemented and drove all aspects of business processes, with a focus on product development teams, tools and processes – PLM, CAD, ECAD, FW, SW, Supply Chain applications implementation and administration – BOM Management, ECOs and Workflow definition, interface with business systems

Senior Business Analyst / Technical Program Manager

SmartThings IoT                                                                                                                             August, 2015 – August, 2016

  • Implemented and drove all aspects of business processes, with a focus on product development teams, tools and processes – PLM, CAD, ECAD, FW, SW, Supply Chain applications implementation and administration – BOM Management, ECOs and Workflow definition, interface with business systems

Senior Business Analyst / Program Manager

Engineering / Business Transformation(PLM)                                                                            

Lenovo x86     Acquisition of IBM Server Business (DynPro)                                              June, 2014 – August, 2015

  • Responsible for significant cost savings and productivity gains/enhancements through managing the transition from IBM PLM, business systems and processes to the Lenovo systems and processes

Senior Business Analyst / Technical Program Manager & PLM Admin

DRS Defense   (security clearance, expired)                                                                    November, 2009 – April, 2014

  • Managed a team of 4 including, ERP, Windchill, Agile PLM, SharePoint, and CRM resources to upgrade and enhance these systems and surrounding processes
  • Sole administrator, support and implementation lead focused on PLM technology for leveraging product data from design through manufacturing in support of DRS-TS products, including BOM Management, ECO Processes, Supply Chain, Quality management, integration with MES, Deltek, and M2M ERP systems
  • Evaluated, recommended, implemented and upgraded new technology and processes throughout the product development processes, PLM, CAD, MES, Service, HW, FW, SW

Senior Technical Program Manager & Implementation Specialist

Boeing 787 – Manufacturing Process Definition, (MPD)       (Fujitsu North America)       October, 2007 – March, 2009

  • Defined and implemented technology for leveraging product data from design through manufacturing and into the lifecycle of the aircraft, such as assembly, service and maintenance

 (PLM/CAD/BOM, Mfg. Instructions, Visualization = Mfg. Process Definition (MPD))

  • Drove the direction of the technology and processes, internally, externally and in conjunction with vendors

EDUCATION

University of Phoenix (campus): MBA/Technology Management 1999
Eastern Michigan University: BS – Industrial Technology (CAD/CAM) 1987
PMI: Project Management Professional (PMP) 2011

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

SAP PLM Consultant Merck 2009
Grad School Adjunct Instructor - Seattle City University PMP/Process Innovation 2009
Senior Technology Management Consultant – SAP PLM, Dassault CENIT 2006 – 2007
Sr. Technical Program Manager & Implementation Specialist PLM/Concurrent Product and Process Definition International Technegroup, Inc. 1998 - 2006
Senior Implementation Specialist / Consultant PTC 1998 - 2006

David Francis has excellent references from the following industries.

DAVID T. FRANCIS, MBA,PMP, PLM SME - REFERENCES

Reference Title Company/Affiliation Phone Linked IN
Benjamin Baker A&D Principal Capgemini,                    Aircraft Carriers 678.641.5191    
David Bogin Client Service Analyst (PLM) Arthrex, Medical Devices 312.953.7793    
Albert Carr, PE Director Hardware Manufacturing

Manager Mfg. Engineer

Samsung/Smartthings, IoT

 

DRS Defense

321.506.1087    
Dean Hemstreet VP SQE/RM Enineering Samsung/Smartthings, IoT 650.391.3929    
Russ Taylor VP Product Development at

Mechanical Engineer Lead at

Samsung/Smartthings , IoT

DRS Defense

3215010533    
Paka Antle VP of Product Development, IT, and Security DRS Defense 321.432.6167    
Mike Lemon PLM Lead- Implementation, Training, Validation, ALM Lenovo 919.224.7008    
David Borough Sr. IT Manager, End User Service Operations DRS Defense 321.863.0175    
Scott McKernan Business Transformation Director PTC 810.333.5744    
Stacey Soberano VP of Sales and Services TrisStar – Enterprise PLM / Engineering Consulting Services (Vendor, VAR) 630.202.2760    
Anthony Wright Manager- MPD Development Boeing (787) BCA    
Ken Hartsock Senior Integration Solutions Architect Boeing (787) IT 805.734.1386    
Paul Messina Technical Expert – Structure and Chassis General Motors    
Joe Felan Senior Helpdesk Technician (College Roommate) DELL 734.845.8545    

Leading in providing knowledge and direction towards implementing/enhancing product development technology and processes, throughout the product lifecycle, form concept through manufacturing and services