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Richard T. Lilly, President & CEO

Lilly Software Associates is the greatest in Dick Lilly’s long history of achievements.

Richard T. "Dick" Lilly is not only a pioneer of manufacturing control, but also an innovator and thinker.

A History of Success

Richard T. Lilly, President and CEO of Lilly Software Associates, Inc., and headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire, has founded and presided over three successful software companies since he entered the computer business over 40 years ago.

In 1960, Mr. Lilly joined IBM, where he worked alongside Ollie Wight, the pioneer of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), and later Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII). Mr. Lilly left IBM in 1975, to found Software International (SI), where as president, he guided the company’s growth for seven years.

After the acquisition of SI by General Electric in 1982, Mr. Lilly founded the highly successful ProfitKey International, Inc. As president, Lilly grew ProfitKey into a multi-million dollar business.

In 1992, Mr. Lilly left ProfitKey to form Lilly Software Associates, where eh created the first concurrent or “finite capacity schedule” application, which considers both material and resource constraints when scheduling manufacturing operations. In July of 1998, Mir Lilly obtained a United States Patent (5,787,000) for his concurrent scheduler.

The Road to Manufacturing Success: Common Sense Throughput Solutions for Small Business
St. Lucie Press, a well established publisher of business, government, and educational texts, released Mr. Lilly’s book, "The Road to Manufacturing Success: Common Sense Throughput Solutions for Small Business", in September 2000. The book is an insider’s account of the evolution of the manufacturing software industry, from its birth in the 1960’s to the present day. For more information on Mr. Lilly's book, click here.

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