Articles by Forrest W. Breyfogle III

Shifting the Paradigm: Enterprise-Process Goal Setting

February 6, 2012
To be successful, organizations need to focus on the big picture. One measure of success is that the enterprise’s satellite-level metrics are performing at a level that is considered satisfactory.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Business System Analyses for Identifying Areas to Improve

January 3, 2012
The simple setting of goals does not make improvement happen.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Applying 30,000-Foot-Level Predictive Metrics to Business Scorecards

December 2, 2011
An IEE value chain describes at a high-level what the organization does and the measurement of each function relative to a quality, cost and time assessment.
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Shifting the Paradigm: 30,000-Foot-Level Metrics Provide Predictive Scorecards

November 1, 2011
An IEE value chain describes at a high-level what the organization does and the measurement of each function relative to a quality, cost, and time assessment.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enhancing Process Capability Reporting

October 4, 2011
The following presents an alternative to Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk process capability indices.
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Issues With Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk Process Capability Indices Reporting

September 6, 2011
For regions of stability, process capability indices can be used to describe how the process is performing relative to specification limits.
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Management: Lean's Integration in an Enhanced Business Management System

August 31, 2011
Organizations need an effective business management system for addressing the challenges of the day.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Why Individuals Control Charts Are Often Better Than X-Bar and R Charts

August 2, 2011
The question that one might ask is, "which control charting technique is most appropriate?" My response to this question is, it depends on how you categorize the source of variability relative to common and special causes.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Control Charting Issues: Comparing an X-bar and R Control Chart With an Individuals Control Chart

June 27, 2011
In this blog and the next few blogs, I will expand upon the 30,000-foot-level methodology.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Overcoming AQL Shortcomings

May 31, 2011
A test that samples and makes process statements from a 30,000-foot-level metric vantage point can provide more insight with less test effort than AQL testing.
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