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Dr. Alan Barnard Included in Marquis Who's Who for his Contributions to the Field of Decision Science

Dr. Barnard specializes in the development of decision support methods and apps with Goldratt Research Labs

    CAMBRIDGE, MA, January 21, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Alan Barnard has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on the current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are taken into account during the selection process.

A born entrepreneur with a passion for helping individuals and organizations overcome constraints to unlock their inherent potential, Dr. Barnard excels as the founder and chief executive officer of Goldratt Research Labs (GRL). GRL offers clients from both the public and private sectors access to a range of decision support methods, apps, and best practices, that they can use to design, test, and implement solutions to overcome constraints in achieving more with less in less time.

As one of the leading Decision Scientists and Theory of Constraints experts globally, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, BHP, Penguin Random House, and Tata Steel to significantly reduce costs and inventory while simultaneously improving their service levels, availability, throughput, and revenues.

Dr. Barnard is also the chief architect of a group of award-winning decision support apps (the Harmony Decision Maker, Harmony Change Simulators, and Harmony Change Maker Apps), which is used by individuals and corporations around the world to help them make better, faster decisions when it really matters. Dr. Barnard and his Apps have been featured on TalkBusiness360 TV, Breakaway, and Woman Entrepreneur Magazines, and the BBC, to name a few.

In light of his considerable expertise, he has been invited to lecture at Duke, The Da Vinci Institute, Johannesburg Business school, ISM University of Management and Economics, and Washington State University.

In pursuit of formal education, Dr. Barnard earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1991, followed by a Master's degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management of Technology and Innovation through the Da Vinci Institute. During his doctoral thesis, he developed the award-winning ProConCloud ™ method that combines the benefits of Benjamin Franklin's Pro-Con List with those of the Evaporating Cloud method of Dr. Eli Goldratt, while overcoming their limitations.

Dr. Barnard also serves as an advisory board member to BHP and a number of Silicon Valley start-ups, and was held position as Board member and President of SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management) and TOCICO (Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization). He also serves on advisory boards for several NGOs, including the Women World Conference & Award Organization and The Odyssey Institute. Before his current roles, Dr. Barnard honed his knowledge in the corporate world in executive positions within SABMiller and Hendler & Hart.

Furthermore, Dr. Barnard authored two chapters for the Theory of Constraints Handbook (McGraw Hill, 2010) and his book, "It's Impossible…Unless? How to Make Impossible Decisions," published in 2019.

In recognition of his outstanding body of work, he has been honored many times, including receiving the South African National Productivity Award in 1991, the Lifetime Achievement Award from TOCICO in 2006, Top Ph.D. Award in 2010, the Silicon Valley Business App Award in 2013 for his Harmony Change Maker app, Top Innovator Award in 2017 and App of the Year award in 2019.

Looking forward, Dr. Barnard aims to continue his research and further expand his expertise and the impact of his research on helping more and more individuals and organizations make better, faster decisions when it really matters.

He recalls why his nomination to join Marquis Who's Who was such an incredible experience as it was one of those truly "full-circle" moments in his life.

"Early in 1980, as an 11 year old kid growing up in very humble conditions in South Africa, my Grandfather, noticing my entrepreneurial spirit and desire to make a meaningful and positive impact on the world, suggested I studied how others, often from similarly humble backgrounds, before me achieved their goals.

He gave me a few autobiographies and biographies he had in his library but unbeknown to me, also ordered me a copy of the Marquis Who's Who in America that he was hoping would arrive in time for my 11th birthday on May 31st, 1980.

It arrived too late for my birthday but I was still super excited and very proud to receive the two volumes of the 40th Edition 1978-1979 when it arrived early August 1980.

I remember fondly reading all the bios of many incredible people it featured.

40 years later, almost to the day, I received the email congratulating me on my inclusion on the Marquis Who's Who list."

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