Principal Analyst, PLM, ERP and manufacturing systems
Bob Brown covers the areas of enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecyle management (PLM) and manufacturing systems such as CAD/CAM for Quocirca.
Bob started work as an industry analyst in 2001 after working in or with the IT industry for much of his professional life since graduating in 1974. Originally trained as a scientist but with a strong practical streak he has a passion for understanding how “stuff” works. Bob’s main area of coverage is the way manufacturers use IT to achieve competitive advantage across their operations – everything from the original conceptual design to the automation that drives the factory, as well as what goes on in between. In Bob’s case, understanding how stuff works embraces marketing strategy at one end and managing the many disparate challenges of bringing new technologies to market at the other.