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Designing, Testing and Implementing End-to-End TOC Based, Supply Chain Manage

Presented by Manohar Madhira - Manager for Microsoft’s Supply Chain IT Business Unit and Co-Presenter: Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO Goldratt Research Labs (2017 TOCICO International Conference in Berlin, Germany)

About the Presenters

Alan Barnard - CEO, Goldratt Research Labs (USA)

Dr. Alan Barnard (PhD) is one of the leading experts in the world in the field of Theory of Constraints (TOC) and frequently worked with Dr. Eli Goldratt, creator of Theory of Constraints on large and complex projects around the world. Alan is the CEO of Goldratt Research Labs (USA), Chairman of African Phosphate (RSA) and The Odyssey Institute (USA).

Alan’s goal in life is to use his 20+ years TOC research, consulting and implementation knowledge & experience to help both organizations from the private and public sector as well as individuals see and unlock their inherent potential.

In 2009, Alan was awarded a PhD in the Management of Technology & Innovation from the Da Vinci Institute with a thesis titled "How to identify and unlock inherent potential within organizations and individuals using a Systems Approach”.

Alan is certified by the "Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization” (TOCICO) at the "implementer” level in all Theory of Constraints (TOC) applications (Operations, Finance, Projects, Supply Chain, Thinking Processes and Holistic Business Strategy). Alan received the Life-time Achievement award from TOCICO in 2006 for his life-time contribution to TOC and TOCICO.

Alan is also author of various published TOC related papers & articles and contributed two chapters to the 2010 McGraw Hill published "Theory of Constraints Handbook” and was a contributing author of for Gerald Kendall’s book "Viable Vision: Transforming Total Sales into Net Profits” (Ross Publishing, 2004).

Alan is a former president of SAPICS (2000 to 2002) and former president of TOCICO (2003 to 2005) and received the TOCICO Lifetime Achievement award in 2006. He has worked at a strategy level with companies such as ABB, BHP Billiton, African Explosives, Cisco, SAP, Random House Publishing, Tata Steel, RAK Ceramics, and Larsen & Toubro in the Private sector and in the Public sector with the UN DP, the UN WFP, Utah State Government and City Councils in Developing countries to help them identify and unlock inherent potential through the application of Theory of Constraints.

Alan is also the developer of the HARMONY Strategy & Tactic Desktop, Web App and iPhone App software suite that was nominated for the Silicon Valley Business App Awards in 2013.

Manohar Madhira - PM Manager for Microsoft’s Supply Chain IT Business Unit

Manohar has 20+ years of experience in developing and implementing Project and Program Management as well as Supply Chain Management and Continuous Improvement best practices within large and complex organizations. Before he joined Microsoft in 2010, he led the team that pioneered implementation of TOC’s Critical Chain Project Management at GE’s Consumer and Industrial Business.

In his role as PM Manager for Microsoft’s Supply Chain IT business unit, Manohar is responsible for managing Supply Chain Plan IT Program Managers (hence the title PM Manager). Through the collaboration with Dr. Alan Barnard from Goldratt Research Labs, Manohar introduced Theory of Constraints within Microsoft’s Supply Chain IT business in late 2015 and has been responsible for managing implementation of the TOC SCM solution within SAP .

Manohar holds a BTech with Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering (1989) and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from University of Louisville (2002). He also holds Black Belt certification in Six Sigma (2008), Excellence in Execution in Concerto (2008), TOC Certified Practitioner in Supply Chain Logistics (2014), and Certified SAFe Agilist (2014).


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