For over four decades, Dave Turbide has served both the users and developers of software and systems for manufacturers and the supply chain market. Dave has unparalleled first-hand knowledge of manufacturing functions and management practices, automated information system and vendor manufacturing software offerings. He specializes in manufacturing technologies, consulting and education and is an expert in industry analysis, writing, project management and implementation, engineering and technical analysis and business management. His exceptional analytical and communication skills are demonstrated by his published books, articles, papers and speeches.