ADC sees improved revenue, margins, and free cash flow. Operating expenses are being reduced through Lean Six Sigma efforts. And, the company is shoring up its balance sheet with free cash flow. ...
... "During the quarter, ADC realized approximately $13 million in cost savings as a result of the restructuring and other actions announced in October 2008 and February 2009. These savings impacted both cost of goods sold and operating expenses. Through the implementation of LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies, ADC is driving a continuous improvement, cost-reduction philosophy throughout the company. The cost reduction and restructuring actions taken over the prior two quarters had a substantive positive impact on our financial results and contributed to our free cash flow generation during the current quarter, said James G. Mathews, ADC's chief financial officer. " ...
Via ADC: Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
ADC was recently hiring to fill Lean Black Belt positions at its sites globally. ...LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt at ADC via RochesterWorks
: "LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt LOCATION: Eden Prairie, MN ... "
ADC designs its products using Six Sigma methods. ...ADC Endface Geometry for Optical Connectors (PDF)
: "ADC developed the polishing process for the singlemode connector utilizing Six Sigma techniques. The results from this study permitted ADC to achieve excellent process capability for the three main endface geometry attributes. "
The market requires ADC services to perform to Six Sigma levels. ...ADC Six Sigma Performance Levels (PDF)
: "ADC’s products and services provide our customers with the confidence that the new IPbased services will be delivered on a carrier-class packet infrastructure, where six-sigma levels of reliability are required. For example, video is a key component of these new networks. "
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