Ryan Bishop

Business Analyst

North Carolina


In a relatively short time with RutterKey Solutions, Ryan has made a big impact by bringing his technical acumen and creative problem solving to the table, much to the benefit of our clients. On a recent IFS Apps10 implementation for a world leader in promotional products manufacturing, he has served as the lead architect for developing a complex Configure-to-Order solution. As part of the dynamic RutterKey/client team, Ryan has also designed and developed customizations and interfaces that integrate with other third-party products and software.

As he quickly develops advanced functionality skills in the areas of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Inventory, Sales, and CRM, we have begun to look to Ryan for discovering new uses and synergy of IFS Applications with other software platforms. To this end, we have also asked Ryan to perform research and development in his RutterKey lab work to make inroads with creative IoT (Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0 solutions.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Ryan spent several years with Touchstone 3D Services where he held positions as a Prototype Technician and Operations Manager. Within this context he oversaw day-to-day functions, developed custom in-house order management and scheduling software, and managed a small team of professionals and shop staff.

In 2016, he became a Manufacturing Engineer for a large company in the energy sector, where he implemented an Insight MES system for project scheduling and developed extensive software customizations and integrations using both the .NET framework and SQL Server. Ryan was also instrumental in defining new engineering practices and procedures as well as implementing Autodesk Vault PDM software and integrating it with Apps 9 to push complex engineer-to-order product structures to IFS.

During an enterprise wide Apps 9 deployment, Ryan took on the leadership role for the manufacturing engineering portion of the solution, while also providing first-hand input in other functional areas including: Quality, planning, projects, and engineering.

He has experience with Lean Six Sigma and his comfort level with inventory management, software development, quality management, statistical process control, shop floor execution, stream analytics, reporting, and Lobby design has made Ryan an ideal addition to the RutterKey team.