How Helios Towers continues to raise the bar in operational excellence
Supply chain management, vendor upskilling and Lean Six Sigma thinking
As the first independent tower company to have entered the African market, and with a portfolio of over 6500 towers across four countries, Helios Towers Africa have an unparalleled understanding of the complexities of operating in the African tower industry. TowerXchange had the pleasure of speaking to Helios’ CEO Kash Pandya to understand the towerco’s biggest challenges and hear how the company’s application of Lean Six Sigma processes has led to a 90% improvement in power uptime and savings of over $20mn in supply chain costs.
TowerXchange: With a footprint in four different countries, please can you explain how operational challenges vary market to market?
Kash Pandya, CEO, Helios Towers Africa:
The economic, business and geographical climate varies significantly across the four markets in which we work.