Niranjan Kulkarni, PhD, is a Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is currently working as Operations Specialist at CRB Consulting Engineers. His job responsibilities include helping clients operate their facilities smarter with lower costs, greater throughputs, higher quality, greener facility and other innovative engineering solutions. Niranjan has worked with pharmaceutical, chemical, semiconductor / electronics assembly and packaging, manufacturing and financial industries. He has numerous publications and has also co-authored a book chapter.