Technology and Management Consulting

  • Guruprasad Madhavan
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

“I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are ‘What’ and ‘Why’ and ‘When’ And ‘How’ and ‘Where’ and ‘Who’ ”

—Rudyard Kipling

A pivotal moment came in my junior year of engineering studies at the University of Madras, India, in October 1999. By that time, I had already completed industrial training internships in the agrochemical, petrochemical, power equipment, and thermal energy sectors—this had helped me gain practical skills related to instrumentation and control engineering. Through a network referral, I was selected as a project trainee in the food processing plant of a company that was famous throughout Southeast Asia for its wide variety of confectionary products.

Six weeks into the training, I attended a meeting where the engineering team was reviewing the technical, support, and production aspects of the toffee, candy, and chocolate bar lines. We found that the efficiency of the candy line process had decreased during the previous few weeks...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guruprasad Madhavan
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  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringThomas J.Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, State University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA

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