Ralph Jarvis is a senior management consultant with more than 35 years of International Business and IT experience. His engagements include a variety of Fortune 500 companies; federal, state, and Indian Nation governments; public sector agencies; as well as, not-for-profit organizations. He founded Jarvis Business Solutions, LLC in 2008 and is a certified Sustainability and Lean Six Sigma consultancy.
He earned his Global MBA in International Finance and his Executive Certificate in Global Corporate Social Responsibility from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also received his second Master’s in Management Information Systems at the University of Dallas, where he graduated with Highest Honors. He was one of the first to earn the Executive Certificate In Global Corporate Social Responsibility from his alma mater Thunderbird and also earned a Black Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.
About the Book:
In “Any Questions?” (ISBN 1461072824), Jarvis demonstrates the value how to transform their organization into an effective performance oriented culture that is Sustainable, Customer oriented, aligned with Suppliers, while effectively applying business strategies concerning economic, environmental, social or other technological resources. Any Questions? explores how these synergistic ideas should be integrated to exploit benefits and minimize organizational disruption while optimizing Tangible Benefits.
As a management consultant, Ralph Jarvis knows that company Owners and Executives are constantly searching for better ways to do business. He believes Sustainability will be a key centerpiece in every prudent 21st century Business Strategy. While many Owners and Executives are considering Sustainability projects, very few are clear how to effectively implement a Sustainability initiative. Fewer still are not looking to combine Sustainability with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. In “Any Questions?” (ISBN 1461072824), Jarvis demonstrates the value how to transform their organization into an effective performance oriented culture that is Sustainable, Customer oriented, aligned with Suppliers, while effectively applying business strategies concerning economic, environmental, social or other technological resources.
He believes his book is the first and only leadership guide to combine Sustainability with Lean Six Sigma quality methodology. Jarvis provides a Transformation Paradigm that applies to both Sustainability and Quality initiatives. The Paradigm is a four-phased approach that is based on long-term Executive Commitment, Meta Planning for Transformation, Transformation through the use of Lean Six Sigma and Realization of Tangible Benefits. Any Questions? explores how these synergistic ideas should be integrated to exploit benefits and minimize organizational disruption while optimizing Tangible Benefits.
In order to give readers a better idea of how this union works, the author provides models, brief examples and anecdotes of how Sustainability and Lean Six Sigma have worked for other companies. He insists that Executive Leadership Commitment is key to Transformation success. Jarvis gives readers the framework for how to harvest benefits while molding the Client’s work culture, deploy the Transformation process and how to measure results.
Reviews & Recommendations:
This is what others, who have reviewed the book, recommend:
“ This is not a book on theory. Rather, Any Questions? is a leader’s reference for Lean Six Sigma application and the creation of a true 21st century, sustainable, and competitive organization.” ~ Walter W. Casey, PhD
“This is not a ‘how to of Lean Six Sigma’ it is a ‘why to of Lean Six Sigma’. We are in a time when calculated change is necessary and inevitable. Taking a data driven concept and intertwining that with people and operations is Mr. Jarvis’ outline for success. You might expect a typical ‘dry Lean Six Sigma read’, but instead you will find a book on effective leadership.” ~ Traci Bernard, Major Hospital President
“For anyone tasked with the implementation of strategic plans, either for a whole organization or an individual business unit this book is a valuable resource.” ~ David Sutherland, CTO
“Any Questions?” is currently available for sale online in paperback book and Kindle formats. [ISBN 1461072824].
Web site: www.JarvisBusinessSolutions.com