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Alan Barnard

Dr Alan Barnard is one of the leading Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts in the world. As CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, he works directly with Dr Eli Goldratt (international best selling author, scientist, business leader and creator of Theory of Constraints) to spearhead the research and development of new applications of TOC in especially large and complex organizations from both the private and public sector wishing to achieve more (goal units) with less (resources) in less time. Alan also contribute his time and experience to a number of non-profit organizations to help apply the insights and benefits Theory of Constraints to public sector organizations, NGOs and individuals.


Born in South Africa

Contact details

alan@goldratt.co.za

M: +27828554664


Web presence

Business Address

4 Cardinal Dr, Westwood, United States, 02090


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Current Position(s)

Chairman | African Phosphates
Pretoria | 2011 - present

Other

African Phosphates (APhos) provides agricultural, animal and human grade phosphates with an internationally patented process that not only produces phosphates at a lower cost, but with none of the damaging impacts on the environment of the traditional phosphates production processes.


CEO | Goldratt Research Labs
United States of America | 2010 - present

Other

Goldratt Research Labs partner with typically large and complex organizations around the world that want to apply the systems/holistic research and solution development approach of Theory of Constraints to find simple yet powerful solutions for complex challenges.


Chairman | Odyssey Institute
United States of America | 2008 - present

Social Development and Community Services

The Odyssey Institute focuses on providing the annual Odyssey Freshman and Alumni programs where participants learn how to apply the systems approach of Theory of Constraints to identify and replace limiting assumptions - assumptions that limit them from seeing and/or unlocking inherent potential - with enabling assumptions to achieving more goal units.


Director |
South Africa | 2000 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Goldratt Group Southern Africa was founded in 1995 by a group of passionate Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts on request of Dr Eli Goldratt (the creator of TOC). GG SA provides Theory of Constraints education, consulting and coaching services to both the private and public sector organizations wishing to evaluate and/or implement TOC to achieve more with less in less time.


Judge | Logistics Achiever Awards
South Africa | 1999 - present

Other

The Objectives of the Logistics Achiever Awards are as follows:

To recognise professionalism and excellence in the effective application of strategic, tactical, and operational logistics and supply chain management principles, concepts, and practices in Southern Africa.

To encourage all companies and organisations in Southern Africa to review, evaluate and upgrade their current logistics and supply chain management practices.

To create a greater awareness and understanding of the value of effective logistics and supply chain management.


Previous Position(s)

President | Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO)
United States of America | 2003 - 2005

Academia, Education and Training

he Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) unites people who share a passion for win-win holistic thinking and share a vision that this will become the main way to manage organizations. The TOCICO is a global not-for-profit certification organization for TOC practitioners, consultants and academics to develop and administer certification standards, and facilitate the exchange of latest developments.


Educational history

Tertiary

da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

Modderfontein, South Africa | 2005 - 2009

PhD - Theory of Constraints

The title of the PhD thesis was "How to identify and unlock inherent potential within organizations and individuals using a systems approach"

da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

Johannesburg | 2005 - 2009

Doctor of Philosophy - Management of Innovation and Technology

PhD Thesis title "How to identify and unlock inherent potential within organizations and individuals with the systems approach of Theory of Constraints"

da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

South Africa | 2004 - 2009

PhD - Theory of Constraints

The title of the PhD Thesis was "How to identify and unlock inherent potential within organizations and individuals using the systems approach of Theory of Constraints"

South Africa | 1988 - 1991

BsC - Industrial Engineering

Cum Laude

Achievements

Awards

PhD Excellence Award | Da Vinci | 2010

The aim of the Da Vinci PhD Academic Achievement award is to acknowledge academic excellence demonstrated by a Da Vinci PhD graduate and the quality of the research thesis and research results

Life Time Achievement Award | TOCICO | 2006

The TOCICO Life Time achievement award was given to Dr Alan Barnard for his life time contribution to the development and dissemination of Theory of Constraints internationally and specifically for his role as founder board member and President of the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization.

media exposure

Theory of Constraints Handbook | McGraw Hill Publishing | 2010

Dr Alan Barnard was contributing author of two chapters in McGraw-Hill's Theory of Constraints Handbook. Dr Barnard's chapters (15 & 16) are titled "Continuous Improvement and Auditing the TOC way" and "Holistic Implementations of TOC".

Activities

Memberships

SAPICS

Past President, 1999 - 2002

SAPICS

Past President, 2010 - present

TOCICO

Past Chairman and Chair of Business Strategy, 2001 - present

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