Forrest W. Breyfogle III

Forrest W. Breyfogle III is founder and CEO of Smarter Solutions Inc. (Austin, TX). For more information, e-mail forrest@smartersolutions.com, call (512) 918-0280 or visit www.smartersolutions.com.

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Cost of Quality and Lean Six Sigma Projects

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

One approach to reducing overall quality cost is to improve the integration of Cost of Quality with Lean Six Sigma project selection. However, these costs are not always in plain view within an organization.


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Five Tools for Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

By integrating these tools, much can be gained in a business’ process improvement endeavors.


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Steps for Lean Six Sigma Success

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

Organizations are successful if they incorporate structured steps for implementing Lean Six Sigma so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.


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Five Most Important Quality Metrics

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

Managers can use metrics to keep their team focused on the most productive use of their time.


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Five Things a Quality Engineer Should Know

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

Quality Engineers can be a more valuable asset to their organizations when they expand a silo scoping of their work efforts to orchestrate the big picture and its associated processes. 


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How to Benefit from Business Process Management (BPM)

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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In the era where nearly everything is changing very fast, including technology, most organizations need to keep abreast of these changes, lest they become obsolete. And, it is with this same tone, that organizations are looking for ways to run their daily business operations efficiently. Business process management (BPM) techniques address this need.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project’s Voice of the Customer (VOC)

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When examining a project from a supplier-input-process-output-customer point of view, suppliers of a customer focus on what they do in a process.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Making a Successful Team that has Team Member Feedback

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This blog is a third in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Team Orming Model

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

 Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog is a second in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement. 


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Define Phase Objectives

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog begins a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement.
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