Forrest W. Breyfogle III

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Forrest Breyfogle III
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, the CEO of consultant and training company Smarter Solutions, Inc. He was the developer of the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system.[1] Breyfogle is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) fellow[2][1] 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.[1]


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 engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.[3] He founded Smarter Solutions in 1992.[4] Breyfogle is an Affiliate Instructor at Weatherhead School of Management (part of Case Western Reserve University).[5]

Professional career[edit]

Breyfogle wrote a series of books focused on IEE.[6] 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.[7] The third book in the series has been described as "an excellent reference book" for Measurement system analysis.[8]
In 2009, Procurement Insights blogger, author, and BlogTalkRadio host Jon Hansen 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".[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Dinner Meeting with special guest Forrest Breyfogle". ASQ St. Louis. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ "News Digest: ASQ Fellows Announced". Quality Digest. Quality Digest. 2000. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ Diesing, Genevieve (31 March 2011). "Quality Management: Ask the Right Questions". Quality Magazine. BNP Media. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Forrest Breyfogle III". The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Executive Education. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Executive Education: Instructors: Forrest Breyfogle". Weatherhead School of Management. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  6. ^ Dager, Joe. "Trumpet of Smarter Solutions". Business 901. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  7. ^ Harmon, Paul (April 2013). "A BPTrends Book Review: The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System" (PDF). Business Process Trends. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  8. ^ Haynes, Rick (10 September 2013). "How to Understand a Measurement System Analysis". Quality Digest. Quality Digest. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  9. ^ Hansen, Jon (29 January 2009). "The Key Principles behind the Integrated Enterprise Excellence Methodology White Paper". Knowledge Leadership. Retrieved 4 January 2017.