Joseph specializes in helping Indian manufacturers deliver on-time production, control inventory and grow sales. As Director – India at the Theory of Constraints Institute, he enjoys consulting, coaching, training and guest speaking.
A former Director at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, he created the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) and managed the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum. He has personally overseen over one hundred engagements for clients such as HP India, Bombardier, Sony, Citibank, Goodyear, Maersk, SAP, SEBI, Microsoft, Mattel, ITC, Amazon.com, Google, ICICI Ventures and GE. He also headed Corporate Development at NIIT Ltd.
Joseph graduated on the Dean’s list from the ISB PGP (M.B.A. Finance) and earned his Bachelor’s from King College. He began his career as an Equity Research Analyst at the United Management Company, LLC as one of four analysts monitoring assets of over USD $1 billion.
R Shekar has implemented TOC across diverse industries such as telecom, manufacturing, real estate, banking and IT & ITES, in India as well as abroad. He helps his clients to resolve their un-verbalized fears and dilemmas at work.
He is the author of a business novel titled Business Twenty 20: How to build an Everlasting company, that illustrates the power of ‘Unconstrained Thinking’ to help the owner rethink ways of using the tools, templates and solved examples.
Shekar has done BE Honours (Mechanical) from Regional Engineering College , Tiruchirapalli and PGDBM from IIM Bangalore.
Ashok has over 36 years of rich industrial experience, with diverse roles in sales and marketing, project management, operations, quality control and assurance.
Ashok has expertise and skills in TOC Distribution Management, Finance and Measurements, and Operations Management. Prior to TOC consulting, he held senior management positions at companies such as Continental Engines Limited, Eicher Tractors, Morris Electronics and BHEL.
He graduated in Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani and completed his post graduation in Power Systems and Apparatus from IIT Delhi. He also holds PGDM degree in Marketing.
Mukund Pathak has over 32 years of industrial experience that has evolved from core manufacturing engineering to Total Quality Management(TQM) and Business Process Reengineering. Prior to beginning his TOC consulting career, he was Sr. Vice President – Engineering & Projects at Machined Component Division of Bharat Forge Ltd, Pune. He had been associated with Eicher Group for 17 years at 3 of their manufacturing locations, as the Head of Engineering & Operations.
Mukund has rich experience in setting up new Green field projects for manufacture of Auto components (project planning & execution), process planning & new product development for Indian as well as transnational organizations. He also has hands on experience in implementation of Toyota Production Systemat Bharat Forge, Chakanand at Eicher Demm,Thane.
He has been a visiting faculty for MBA students at Symbiosis institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune. He enjoys sharing his diverse experiences as a Coach for Masters students at Warwick University, UK & IIT, Mumbai.
Manu Raj is a mechanical engineer with over 17 years of professional experience. Prior to starting TOC consulting he was a Vice President with Accenture. He has also worked with companies like Transworks, TVS Electronics & Greaves Cotton and has gained hands on experience in the field of Sales, Service Operations, Capability Development, Quality & Operational Excellence. He has worked extensively on production planning and materials planning with TOC Drum-Buffer-Rope and Replenishment solutions.
Vinay Agarwal has over thirty years of executive experience including twenty years leading organisations as MD/CEO/COO/Director with P&L responsibility. Vinay served as an industry leader in his stints as Vice-President and President of the Bearing industry association and member of ASCON and National Council of CII. He has also been a member of the Global Management Committee of Saint-Gobain Abrasives.
Vinay holds a degree in Engineering from IIT Kanpur and in Management from IIM Calcutta. He has rich and varied experience covering manufacturing and service organizations as well as B2B and B2C spaces. He has led organisations in different business situations, namely start-up, turnaround, profitable growth, expansion/greenfield plants, technology transfer, build up of exports and rapid growth against stiff competition. He has also been an IT entrepreneur in the formative years of his career, where along with his partners he built up a profitable, zero-debt business.
Vinay has worked with leading Indian and international companies namely, Blow Plast, TCS, Shriram/SRF Group, BPL Mobile, RPG Group, Saint-Gobain, Dish TV and TVS Group. In his last corporate assignment Vinay headed the business of Samtel Color Limited and Samtel Glass Limited with a combined turnover of over 1000 crores, 6 separate plants and 5000 people in 6 plants.
Madan G. Agarwal helps clients focus on their business goals with the help of TOC, duly supplemented by approaches like Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM, etc. He is an internationally certified TOC practitioner in manufacturing operations/ supply chain and project management. He follows humanistic process-oriented systems approach for faster buy-in. His core competencies are in the areas of both ‘What to do?’ and ‘How to do?’ to reach to the business goal. He is passionate about making Indian companies the world leaders in terms of sustained growth in profit and profitability.
Madan has long industrial experience of three decades in automotive, auto components and manufacturing sectors, both in Indian and global MNCs, including P&L responsibility. He has also been adjunct faculty to MBA students for over 10 years at (now) IIM, Rohtak. He is a graduate mechanical engineer by training from HBTI, Kanpur.
Ira is a management consultant with over 15 years of experience across sectors. Prior to Goldratt India, Ira was a Consultant at Accenture’s Corporate Strategy practice. At Accenture, she worked extensively with Indian as well as global clients She has also worked for Dr. Reddy’s and Ranbaxy. Ira is an MBA from IIFT, New Delhi and Economics graduate from Lady Shriram College, New Delhi.
Ira is a TOCICO certified expert. She has been trained in TOC Thinking Processes at Goldratt’s Odyssey program at Netherlands. She has conducted inhouse workshops at companies such as Sanofi, Flipkart, NTPC, Tata Advanced Materials Limited, Airtel etc.