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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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The following presents an alternative to Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk process capability indices.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Why Individuals Control Charts Are Often Better Than X-Bar and R Charts

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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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