Articles by Forrest W. Breyfogle III

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

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

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

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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Shifting the Paradigm: Project Selection from a List of Business-Aligned Improvement Opportunities

All projects in an EIP should be in alignment with the business goals and could be undertaken; however, organizations often not have the bandwidth to undertake all projects at once. When this occurs, organizations need a system where they can prioritize EIP created projects.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Aligning Improvement Projects with Business Financials for Whole-Business Benefits

As part of the IEE system, an enterprise improvement plan (EIP) is an effective means to identify process improvement projects that positively impact the financials.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Strategic Planning: Issues and Resolution

Business leaders must have a strategy to meet their objectives.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enterprise-Process Goal Setting

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

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

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

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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