Dr. Alan Barnard is recognized as one of the leading TOC Experts in the world. For the last 15 years, he has worked with Dr. Eli Goldratt on developing new TOC knowledge and leading TOC analysis and implementations for typically large and complex organizations from both the private sector and the public sector. He has applied TOC to achieve his personal goal of helping organizations and individuals identify and unlock their inherent potential.
Dr. Barnard is CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, Director of Goldratt Group Africa, Chairman of Realization Africa, Chairman of African Phosphates and Chairman of The Odyssey Institute.
He was a founding board member and chairman of TOCICO (Theory of Constraints Certification Organization) from 2003-2005, currently serves as chair for the TOCICO Business Strategy Certification committee and received the TOCICO Lifetime Membership award in 2006.
Jaco-Ben is an industrial engineer with extensive experience in Simulation modeling to determine the potential performance of systems and the impact of changing the rules and other conditions on system performance. He has worked with Dr. Alan Barnard to develop a number of Business Simulation models and Apps including Goldratt’s Dice Game and Goldratt Mining Supply Chain Simulation Model that is available in the IOS and OS X Mac App stores. At GRL, Jaco-Ben is responsible for Technology and Simulation Projects.
Carmen, who recently joined GRL, is an Enterprise Engineer who makes use of Industrial Engineering principles, tools and techniques to align man, machine, and money in innovation, new product development, supply chain management, and marketing. She has four years business consulting experience, working with clients such as MTN South Africa, Airbus Helicopters, Nampak, and Tiger Brands. Carmen holds a BEng and an MEng (Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering.
Andrey is one of the leading experts in applying simulation and data analysis techniques to solve complex and challenging business tasks, especially in logistics, inventory management and production. Andrey has 5 years of experience in business consulting and 7 years of experience in practical simulation. In 2011 Andrey was awarded a Ph.D. degree in simulation. Andrey is an expert in using AnyLogic, the preferred simulation modeling software used by Goldratt Research Labs and has worked with his experienced simulation and data analytics team with Dr. Alan Barnard on a few large and complex simulation projects to show for example the benefits that Theory of Constraints can bring when applied, not only to links within a supply chain, but to optimize the whole supply chain.
Filippo Pescara is a doctor in electronic engineering (from University of Ancona) and he holds an MBA in managerial engineering from Polytechnic of Milan. His interest in TOC started in 1993 when he read the goal for the first time. He’s a TOC practitioner since 1995.
Filipo engages in both consultancy and educational projects. He works on holistic projects in medium sized companies in Italy and cooperates with industrial associations and universities holding conferences, educational projects and seminars.
In 1999 he was the Italian facilitator of the GSP in a class composed by different companies in Bologna. He taught TOC operations and logistics for two years as an adjunct professor at the University of Ancona (Italy) in the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. He is a consulting partner of Inherent Simplicity since January 2008.
In 2011 Dr. Alan Barnard asked him, on the advice of Eli Goldratt who knew about his research and developments in the field of Strategy & Tactics Trees and the Thinking Processes (he presented some of his findings and results to Eli on May 2010), to be part of the Goldratt Research Labs.
Barry holds a PhD in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who trains teachers, parents, and therapists to work with children with autism and other developmental disorders. He has 20 years experience in a wide variety of settings and is currently the CT Director of Research for The Institute of Professional Practice.
His current research interest focuses on testing the extent that the Theory of Constraints can improve services for children with autism.
He has worked with TOC at the International Odyssey Program, as well as applications for the State of Utah.
Zelle holds a BEng degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering (Cum Laude) and is a multi-skilled problem solver who relishes the challenge of finding simple, yet elegant solutions for improving complex systems. She is a TOCICO certified TOC practitioner in Supply Chain Logistics and she holds a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Cum Laude). Zelle has extensive experience in using Theory of Constraints and simulation modeling to help organizations improve productivity in the manufacturing and distribution environment and in using simulation models in strategic planning and management training. She is also Microsoft Excel and Harmony Strategy & Tactic Software super-user.
Zelle prides herself on delivering excellence, living passionately and making a meaningful contribution to the people and organisations that she engages with.
Dan acquired a Master’s degree in Physics from Tel-Aviv University and held several managerial positions in various fields (including the military, education, R&D and security) before plunging into the world of TOC to become a consultant.
In 2010 Dan started freelance work for Goldratt Research Labs and joined officially in 2012. In this role he has facilitated training and improvement initiatives with organizations that include the State of Utah, Random House Publishing, SAP, Tata Steel and others, and have assisted in numerous TOC Odyssey programs around the globe. Dan collaborates on development and implementation for Harmony Software.
He has accumulated experience in teaching and implementing TOC processes and enjoys seeing people make major breakthroughs for themselves and realize the vision they have for their organizations. His focus strengths include special implementations of DBM and S-DBR, as well as using TOC for value add in ERP implementations.
Michael Round is the former USA Director of TOCFE, owner of Rational Systems, Inc., and founder of the Center for autoSocratic Excellence. He has spoken at – and written about – economic, education, and business issues at conferences sponsored by TOCICO, Deming Institute, General Semantics, A New Kind of Science, and many others. He also operates =EQUALS=, a math, science, programming, and critical thinking club that meets monthly. Mike is also an actuarial / statistical consultant in the insurance field, and an Adjunct Professor. At GRL, Mike works with Dr. Alan Barnard on research projects, creating Business Simulation models and Education as well as testing new Decision support tools.