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Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA Published His New Book Lean Six Sigma (Cost Reduction Strategies)
“The best Six Sigma projects begin not inside the business but outside it, focused on answering the question, how can we make the customer more competitive?” Jack Welch
Ade said in his book that “Six Sigma is not a get rich quick methodology. I like to think of it like my retirement savings plan. Six Sigma is a get rich slow methodology the take-away point being that you will get rich if you plan properly and execute consistently”
Ade said “Some organizations that have adopted Six Sigma have experienced far lesser amounts of financial success and organizational buy in. Many have Six Sigma savings in the range of 0.5% to 1.0% of sales (far less than the benchmarks set by companies like GE). There have even been cases where entire Six Sigma programs have been scrapped after significant investment due to low returns. How is this possible? Review of these failures and shortfalls has generally concluded that the lack of attention to the Critical Success Factors, for a sustained period of time, created a management vacuum around the program. Thus, the reactive culture that Six Sigma normally ferrets out through attention to data driven analysis returned and overcame the Six Sigma initiative. It’s human nature to revert to the old way (the comfortable way) of doing things when under stress”.
Ade pointed out that “The positive results don’t come easy and are driven by many factors besides management alignment. Without the statistics, the Black Belts, the projects, and the training, none of these results can be realized. But equally, the lack of alignment between people, strategy, customers and processes can quickly derail the best-intentioned initiative and quickly divert the attention of management”.
Ade has packed a lot into his career over the years with a long spell working at senior level within various manufacturing companies in the UK. He can be described as international diplomat due to his work across the globe.
Ade said in his book “Accepting the General Electric definition of Six Sigma as “completely satisfying customers’ needs profitably” means that Six Sigma requires a company-wide initiative to dramatically improve process performance. It means that every employee in a company learns a structured approach to managing improvement projects and solving problems using facts and taking the customer’s perspective. It means on-target performance with minimum variation. With those givens in mind, here are some of the factors of Six Sigma which are considered universal”.
Ade spent a lot of his time representing various companies either at supply chain level, operational level, sales and marketing level, and senior executive level across Asia, North America, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe.
Ade is currently the CEO of AA Global Sourcing Ltd. A company that helps local businesses outsource so that they can enjoy the benefits that used to be enjoyed by big corporations for years.
All this still doesn’t make mention of Ade’s increasingly successful career as an author, of numerous books on Finance, Business Ideas, Personal Development, Self help, Outsourcing, Lean manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Real Estate and Online Marketing.
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