Please join me in welcoming Bob Dean to the Manufacturing Industry Blog!

I am pleased to introduce Robert (Bob) Dean to the Cisco Manufacturing Industry Blog.  Bob is the Executive Director with Cisco’s Americas Business Transformation team and is responsible for building and leading the go-to-market ans sales development strategies for the Manufacturing Industry Vertical in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Bob has an extensive background with technology and management consulting firms and specializes in integrated supply chain management in the manufacturing industry on a global scale.  His expertise includes both international and domestic client engagements across the entire spectrum of manufacturing industries and supply chain processes.

With over 35 years of industry experience, Bob has demonstrated skill in assisting organizations in rethinking the way they do business with a focus on globalization, innovation and value creation, extended enterprise collaboration, and operational excellence.  As a catalyst for change, he is considered a strategist with a global operational/implementation focus.

Bob has 20+ years of on-the-ground, in-country international experience.  He has Ex-Patriot experience in London and Amsterdam and has also led client engagements and consulting services business units on six continents.

Bob is a current member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council in North America and Europe.  He is a former member in the Institute of Directors (UK). He has had articles published in the Financial Times, Logistics Europe, American Shipper, Distribution, Inbound Logistics, Manufacturing Executive and other trade publications.  Bob has been a guest lecturer at many higher-education institutions including Henley Management College (UK), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), The University of Virginia Darden School of Business (US), Ohio State University (US).  He is an accomplished speaker at several professional conferences each year on topics related to globalization, supply chain management, logistics, and information technology.

Welcome Bob!



Peter Granger

Senior Sales Transformation Manager