Forrest W. Breyfogle III

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Forrest Breyfogle III
Born
OccupationCEO, Smarter Solutions, Inc.; management consultant
Known forSix Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE)

Forrest Breyfogle III (born 1946) is a management consultant,[1] the CEO of consultant and training company Smarter Solutions, Inc. He was the developer of the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system.[2] Breyfogle is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) fellow[3][2] and has received awards for his contributions to the techniques of Six Sigma/Lean Six Sigma and business process management. Breyfogle served on the board of advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence.[2]

Biography[edit]

Breyfogle graduated from the University of Missouri–Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) with a BS in mechanical engineering and began working for IBM. While working at IBM, Breyfogle returned to school and earned an MS in mechanical mngineering from the University of Texas at Austin.[4] He founded Smarter Solutions in 1992.[5] Breyfogle is an Affiliate Instructor at Weatherhead School of Management (part of Case Western Reserve University).[6]

Professional career[edit]

Breyfogle made significant contributions to the fields of Six Sigma/Lean Six Sigma, business process management, process improvement, and operational excellence. He is the author of over a dozen books[1][7] and a contributing author for multiple publications, including Business Finance Mag,[8] Quality Digest,[9] Quality Magazine,[10] and the Project Management Hut.[11] Since 2003,[12] Breyfogle has written articles for ASQ’s Quality Progress that are about the IEE value chain and 30,000-foot-level reporting.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma[edit]

Breyfogle was awarded the ASQ Crosby Medal in 2004[25] in recognition of his book, Implementing Six Sigma, 2nd edition, in which he used a "cutting-edge approach to traditional Six Sigma methodologies."[26] Implementing Six Sigma, 2nd edition (along with Integrated Enterprise Excellence: Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard) is referenced in the Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge, and is noted as a source for further information for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.[27] Lean & Six Sigma World Organization includes Breyfogle on its list of the top twenty authorities on Lean & Six Sigma.[28]

Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE)[edit]

Breyfogle developed a system called Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE)[29] with the three Rs of business in mind – doing the Right things, doing them Right, at the Right Time.[30][31] He has stated that IEE "provides a framework for integrating Business Process Management with Enterprise Process Management."[1] Breyfogle wrote a series of books focused on IEE.[32] In a review of the first book, business management author and analyst Paul Harmon commented that Breyfogle had made a major effort to integrate different process traditions and that he is a leader in doing so at all levels of work.[33] The third book in the series has been described as "an excellent reference book" for Measurement system analysis.[34]
In 2009, Procurement Insights blogger, author, and BlogTalkRadio host Jon Hansen[35] wrote a white paper in which he noted that "Breyfogle’s [IEE] approach represents both an innovative and important breakthrough in business process improvement methodology".[29]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Lean & Six Sigma World Organization: Leadership Award (2013)[28][32]
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology: Alumni Achievement Award Recipient (2012)[36]
  • Quality Magazine: Quality Professional of the Year (2011)[37]
  • Lean & Six Sigma World Organization: Best Speaker Award (2010)[28]
  • American Society for Quality: Crosby Medal (2004)[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Breyfogle III, Forrest W. (9 September 2013). "Taking BPM concepts to the next level: Interview with Smarter Solution's Forrest Breyfogle". Process Excellence Network. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Dinner Meeting with special guest Forrest Breyfogle". ASQ St. Louis. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  3. ^ "News Digest: ASQ Fellows Announced". Quality Digest. Quality Digest. 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Diesing, Genevieve (31 March 2011). "Quality Management: Ask the Right Questions". Quality Magazine. BNP Media. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Forrest Breyfogle III". The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Executive Education. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Executive Education: Instructors: Forrest Breyfogle". Weatherhead School of Management. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Forrest W. Breyfogle". Amazon. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Author Bio: Forrest W. Breyfogle III". Business Finance Mag. Penton. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Content by Forrest Breyfogle – New Paradigms". Quality Digest. Quality Digest. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Forrest Breyfogle". Quality Magazine. BNP Media. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Contributors". The Project Management Hut. PM Hut. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  12. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (November 2003). "Control Charting at the 30,000-Foot-Level". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  13. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (November 2004). "Control Charting at the 30,000-Foot-Level, Part 2". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  14. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (November 2005). "Control Charting at the 30,000-Foot-Level, Part 3". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  15. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (November 2006). "Control Charting at the 30,000-Foot-Level". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  16. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (February 2009). "Control and Grow Your Enterprise: The right business measurements and controls benefit the whole company". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  17. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (January 2010). "Insight or Folly?: Resolve issues with process capability indexes, business metrics". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  18. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (January 2011). "Integrating Inputs: A system to capture and react to VOC data can pay dividends". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  19. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (January 2012). "Inputs Into Action: 9 steps to a better VOC-initiated improvement project". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  20. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (December 2012). "No Specification? No Problem". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  21. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (December 2013). "The Best of Both Methods: Combining business process management and lean Six Sigma". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  22. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (December 2014). "Understanding the Data: A way to convert a numbers table to automatically generated predictive report-outs". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  23. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (December 2015). "High Vantage Point: Report-outs to reduce the risk of organizational problems". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  24. ^ Breyfogle III, Forrest (January 2017). "Monitor and Manage: Diabetes measurement tracking at the 30,000 foot level". Quality Progress. ASQ. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  25. ^ a b "Crosby Medalists". ASQ. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  26. ^ "Forrest Breyfogle – Founder Member of American Society for Lean Six Sigma". American Society for Lean Six Sigma. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  27. ^ "References – Six Sigma Black Belt Certification – CSSBB". ASQ.org. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  28. ^ a b c "Introducing the first six of the world's Top-Twenty authorities on Lean & Six Sigma". LSSWorld.org. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  29. ^ a b Hansen, Jon (29 January 2009). "The Key Principles behind the Integrated Enterprise Excellence Methodology White Paper". Knowledge Leadership. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard: The Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) System" (PDF). ASQ. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  31. ^ Miller, Evan (15 December 2008). "Enabling Integrated Enterprise Excellence…". Hertzler Systems Inc. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  32. ^ a b Dager, Joe. "Trumpet of Smarter Solutions". Business 901. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  33. ^ Harmon, Paul (April 2013). "A BPTrends Book Review: The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System" (PDF). Business Process Trends. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  34. ^ Haynes, Rick (10 September 2013). "How to Understand a Measurement System Analysis". Quality Digest. Quality Digest. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  35. ^ "A Welcome to Procurement Insights". Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  36. ^ Stoltz, Mary Helen (3 October 2012). "Missouri S&T to present awards during homecoming banquet". Missouri S&T. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  37. ^ "An Interview With Quality's Professional of the Year". Quality Magazine. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2016.

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