Pierfrancesco Manenti

Vice President, Research

Pierfrancesco leads the research practice for end-to-end supply chain, design for profitability, and product lifecycle management. He provides insights, consulting and advisory support to leading global manufacturers and specialty IT vendors into the key challenges and trends affecting manufacturing industries including automotive, machinery, aerospace, fashion & apparel, CPG and hi-tech.

Pierfrancesco has more than 20 years of industry experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain strategy research, consulting and IT solutions, with a strong focus on the business value of technology in manufacturing. Prior to joining SCM World, he served as Head of EMEA at IDC Manufacturing Insights, where he led the EMEA research practice and was the global lead for the Operations Technology Strategies advisory service. He also spent 13 years with TXT e-solutions, a Europe-based SCM software vendor, where he held roles and responsibilities including Industry Manager for Automotive, Business Development Director for Manufacturing Industries, and UK Operations Director. Before that, he spent two years at the Italian Ministry of Defence.

Pierfrancesco holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Pisa University in Italy. He is based in Milan.

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