Vice President, Research at SCM World

Pierfrancesco Manenti is Vice President, Research at SCM World and in this capacity he leads the research practice for Manufacturing & Production Operations and Design for Supply Chain & PLM.


In his role, Pierfrancesco 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, Wearing Apparel/Fashion, CPG, and High-Tech.


Among the process domain areas, Pierfrancesco specializes in Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chains, and Product Life-Cycle strategies. A senior executive with 20+ years of industry experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain strategy research, consulting and IT solutions, Pierfrancesco is a thought leader with a strong focus on the business value of technology in manufacturing.


Prior to joining SCM World, Pierfrancesco served as Head EMEA of IDC Manufacturing Insights where he led the EMEA research practice and was the global lead for the Operations Technology Strategies advisory service.


Prior to IDC, Pierfrancesco spent many years with TXT e-solutions, a Europe-based SCM software vendor, where he held increasing roles and responsibilities, including: industry manager for automotive, business development director for manufacturing industries, and U.K. operations director.


Manenti has a master degree in computer science from Pisa University (Italy).