About Us

Dave Turbide, CFPIM, CMfgE, CIRM, CSCP
Consultant, Analyst, Writer
APICS Master Instructor CSCP; APICS Master Instructor CPIM;
The Fresh Connection Certified Trainer
Production Solutions

Not just a writer who knows the buzz-words, Dave really knows manufacturing and systems . . . and he writes really well

Dave has unique qualifications as an independent consultant, educator and freelance writer serving both the developers and the users of software and systems for manufacturers. He has helped hundreds of users of manufacturing systems to select, implement, and get better results from their systems. In addition, he has performed analysis, written blogs, articles, thought pieces, white papers and case studies, and advised the software developers to help them improve their products and market positioning. He has authored a number of reports for major analyst firms and is especially attuned to the needs and challenges of the mid-sized manufacturer.

Dave is a certified manufacturing engineer and is certified by APICS as a Supply Chain Professional, at the fellow level in Production and Inventory Management and in Integrated Resource Management.  He contributed as a subject matter expert for the education material supporting the Certified Supply Chain Professional. As a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and seminars, he can be heard in-person and on the web.

Dave is the current President of the Granite State Chapter of APICS and Vice President for education.   Contact us if you’re interested in attending a Professional Development Meeting (PDM) usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  As an experienced ERP/Supply Chain consultant, educator and communicator, with many years of professional public speaking experience,  Dave is available to speak at other APICS chapter PDM dinner meetings and chapter seminar speaking opportunities.

Dave is Certified Trainer in The Fresh Connection supply chain simulation. By using advanced simulation software TFC calculates the consequences of strategic and tactical decisions made by the team comprised of Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain and Sales.  A different way of learning, TFC puts participants at the heart of a fictional but realistic company so they can experience the impact of every decision they make.  Dave can deliver this learning experience at your facility, in a local or regional location, or on-line.

Author of the books Computers in Manufacturing, MRP+, Why Systems Fail, among others, Dave has published hundreds of articles in various trade publications.  Along with a partner, he launched Midrange ERP magazine (later renamed Midrange Enterprise) in 1996, to act as an information and education resource for the small to medium manufacturing community. After returning to private practice, he leveraged the broad market knowledge acquired through his manufacturing consulting practice and work as an independent journalist. Look for his articles and columns in APICS Magazine available in print and online.

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