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"Dploy helps us keep track of who is doing what. No surprises; it's all updated. Everybody can collaborate and see what everybody's doing. It elliminates duplication of work."
Anand offers more than 30 years of expertise with lean manufacturing and worked directly with Dr. Ryuji Fukuda to bring the Policy Deployment process from Japan to the United States. He has held executive level positions with Productivity, Inc. and American Standard, Inc. He is the author of "The Perfect Engine: How to Win in the New Demand Economy by Building to Order with Fewer Resources" (Free Press, 2001), and co-author of, "The Antidote: How to Transform Your Business for the Extreme Challenges of the 21st Century" (Managing Times Press, 2006).
Anand was named a Hero of U.S. Manufacturing in 2001 by Fortune magazine, was awarded the 2002 Donald Burnham Manufacturing Management Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and is a member of the Shingo Prize Academy. He is a co-founder of TBM Consulting Group and served as President and CEO since the company's inception in 1991. Anand is considered a preeminent Policy Deployment expert and helps lead the Policy Deployment process with many TBM clients. He recognized the power of technology to facilitate the process and made the decision to expand the TBM service offering to introduce a web-based approach via the introduction of the Dploy Solutions suite of products.
Bob is a nationally recognized lean consultant and has worked directly with many leading manufacturing and service companies including Allied Signal, Ames True Temper, Pactiv Corporation, and Pella Corporation. He maintains close ties with the legendary Toyota Production System team as well as the Taichii Ohno team. Bob co-founded TBM Consulting Group and has been instrumental in bringing lean business techniques and Six Sigma from the manufacturing sector into multiple service industries. In addition to his responsibilities as a consultant and member of the Board of Directors for TBM, he is the managing director of Dploy Solutions with responsibility for sales, marketing and new product development.
Sheri was formerly a Corporate Director for the Danaher Business System, where she focused on rapidly integrating new acquisitions and improving ROI. She has also led operational teams at GE Controls, Medical Systems and Motors, applying both lean and Six Sigma principles to improve delivery reduce lead times, and increase inventory turns. In 2001, Sheri founded Catalyst Business Systems with Mike Heath.
Mike worked 11 years with the Square D Company before joining Danaher Corporation. Fourteen years with Danaher, Heath was president of Danaher Tool Group Asia and Executive VP of the Danaher Tool Group. Mike worked extensively in Japan at companies implementing the Toyota Production System before applying the tools and processes within various Danaher businesses. Mike has worked with numerous companies including Jacuzzi and Rexnord.
Today, both Sheri and Mike work on behalf of TBM helping senior executives assess business improvement needs, formulate and implement effective action plans, improve profitability, create cash flow, grow revenue, and integrate acquisitions. Dploy Solutions software is a consistent and key element of TBM clients' success.