eta consulting* is Industrial Engineer Rishi Malhotra and Mechanical Engineer Neil Deshpande.

Rishi’s 20-year experience includes a stint at lean pioneer Dell Computers while Neil’s 20-year experience includes work for lean engineering pioneers Ford, GM and Chrysler.

In keeping with the lean practice of both teaching and doing, eta works in both academia and industry.

* Engineers often assess machines by their energy conversion efficiency, useful output energy as a fraction of input energy. This ratio is represented by the Greek letter eta (η). Lean practitioners can be thought of as maximizing system efficiency in the way that engineers maximize mechanical efficiency.