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Vic Briccardi

RTS Consulting – Automation has over З0 years of ехреrіеnсе providing Manufacturing Business Intelligence and using leading technologies to achieve Manufacturing Operational Ехсеllеnсе. We assist companies in developing their Digital Transformation Strategy and Roadmap while integrating new technologies (Cobots, ІІОТ, AI/ML, Autonomous МоbіІе Robots, etc.) to achieve Industry 4.0 Smart Factories. Our solution expertise includes: Consulting: SAP Manufacturing Execution Systems (DMC/ME/MII), along with Рlаnt Floor Control Solution.

We are аn ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

Our Values:

    “Integrity is the choice between what’s convenient and what’s right.” When someone leads with integrity, it makes it hard to question that person. People operating within the parameters of truth, honesty, and ethics will listen to their hearts and do the right thing, even when nobody is watching. We conduct ourselves with the highest level of ethical behaviour and professional integrity. We deliver what we say we will and by when we say we will do it.
    We share our knowledge and are transparent with each other, including our customers. Each one of us is accountable to each other and our customers. If we make a mistake, we own up to it, try to fix it, and do not blame others. Respect, we promote a caring and respectful environment at RTS of mutual respect for all staff and customers. Excellence, we set high standards of performance for ourselves and our Team. We are ONE Team, achieving more together than any one of us individually. We succeed and fail together.
    We are accountable and responsive with a sense of urgency to our customers’ requirements with quick definitive answers, and we are never confrontational. We acknowledge customer communication with an immediate response, even if it is to inform them that we are working on their request (with a timeline to the response if possible). We are “listeners” and always polite and engaging, keeping in mind it’s not WHAT you say BUT HOW you say it.

Tell us about yourself?

My background and experience spans decades of shop floor controls and manufacturing execution systems (MES) with a specific focus on providing high-value, data-driven shop floor solutions to improve manufacturing operations. I have a passion for driving manufacturing operational excellence based on real-time production data and seeing the positive impact information technology can bring to make better decisions and improve our lives.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Even in unprecedented times, always focus on delivering value to your customers.

What problem does your business solve?

Helping North American manufacturing be more competitive with higher quality products while minimizing unexpected production inputs.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

RTS started delivering innovative shop floor control solutions, followed by becoming an SAP Manufacturing Solutions Partner. We then saw the real potential of OT/IT convergence to deliver significant benefits. By combining the granular, high-fidelity data from the shop floor with the MES layer. We saw this as the foundation of Industry 4.0/Digital Transformation for our diverse customer base, from food and beverage to automotive to mining.

What is your magic sauce?

Our business revolves around identifying MANUFACTURING execution high-value propositions and holistically delivering them via SAP DMC, MII, ME, and the shop floor.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

RTS will continue to deliver highly integrated manufacturing solutions, creating smart factories and intelligent enterprises by working with companies to create Industry 4.0/Digital Transformation roadmaps, and be there for the journey.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

The Manufacturing Industry’s economic instability has caused capex budgets to impede technology adoption. As a result, we have focused more on a stepped approach to solution delivery whereby each step brings incremental value versus the big bang approach.

How can people get involved?

If you are in the competitive, global manufacturing game, there is no greater truth today than you must innovate, simplify and optimize to stay in the game. The smart factory, intelligent enterprise, is here now! Call us at 416-798-2511 ext. 222, or contact us online, or visit to learn more.