Bob Murphy is senior vice president, Connected Enterprise Consulting at Rockwell Automation. This organization, through proven capabilities and expertise and working closely with many functions across the company, helps us focus our enterprise efforts to partner with customers at the executive level to consult and guide them in their aspirations to become a Connected Enterprise. Prior to this role, Murphy was responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Supply Chain, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Engineering Services and Manufacturing Operations.
Bob has been with Rockwell Automation for over 39 years, starting his career with what was then the Allen-Bradley Company in 1979 as a production technician. His career progressed through a variety of multiple disciplines, businesses and locations across the company with roles in test engineering, manufacturing & systems engineering, product industrialization & development, and operations management.
Bob was responsible for launching the company’s MES function in 2006 as an enabling force when he was tasked with optimizing the company’s global manufacturing footprint. That led to an internal “Connected Enterprise” journey which has since become representative of what Rockwell Automation promotes externally to its customers. Bob meets frequently with leaders within the manufacturing industry to exchange lessons learned throughout the transformational journey to smart manufacturing and to share real world experiences around what all embracing its tenets can afford in the way of step function improvements in quality, service and productivity.
Bob holds an associate of science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio. He has been married to his wife Margaret for 39 years and they have 2 daughters (both married) and 3 grandsons.