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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Steps for Lean Six Sigma Success

July 7, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

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

May 2, 2014

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)

March 10, 2014
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)

April 16, 2013

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

February 11, 2013

 

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

January 9, 2013

 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

October 23, 2012
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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Shifting the Paradigm: Reporting Improvement Projects' Financial Benefits: COPQ or CODND

August 1, 2012
In my next series of blogs, I will be elaborating on various aspects of executing improvement projects using the enhanced project execution roadmap contained in the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business management system.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Tools in Project Execution Roadmap and Business Management System

June 19, 2012
Organizations need an enhanced system for linking process improvement efforts to the business system so that the enterprise as a whole benefits, and the best tool is used at any given time.
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