Shankar AnantTechnical Specialist

“My focus is to add unquestionable value and leave behind a culture of success & self-sustainability.”

Contact Information:

1651 Wilkening Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone: 847-380-1592
Fax: 309-677-3289
Email: sanant@imec.org


I hold over 20 years of international manufacturing experience having worked in the U.S., Europe and Asia in a variety of industries. This experience directly corresponds with how I help manufacturers in Illinois. With so many different industries being represented, my diverse background aids in my ability to help a variety of manufacturers.

The past eight years, I have consulted with global, diverse manufacturing industries helping them in their Lean transformation journey. I work with companies to implement Lean Business Systems, quality management systems and process quality upgrades that bring improvement to and help transform the entire organization.


  • 5S & Visual Management
  • Setup Reduction using Shingo’s SMED principles
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kanban & Pull Systems
  • Policy (Strategy/Goal) deployment
  • Lean Daily Management
  • Standard Work
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Cell Design/Layout
  • Point of Use
  • Line Balancing
  • Lean Product Development
  • A3 problem solving
  • Variation Reduction
  • Lead Product Development
  • Transactional Process¬†Improvement
  • Total Productive Maintenance

Specialized Skills

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • TS 16949
  • AS9100
  • FSSC 22000
  • Internal audit
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Leadership training


A client was seeking quality registration to a very specific standard that few people had experience in. I obtained the special standards, reviewed them and started working with the client team. They were able to pass the registration on the first audit and were one of the first in the state to receive registration to the special standard.

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