Browsing All posts tagged under »Forrest Breyfogle«

Procurement Insights/PI Window on Business Discount Code for Smarter Solutions Bookstore Now Available

May 4, 2009

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The April 23rd PI Window on Business broadcast “Unemployed Excellence: Why Lean, Six Sigma Have Left Some People Out in the Cold” has been one of the most listened to episodes since the program was launched.  (Note: if you missed the live on-air broadcast, you can still listen to show in its entirety through the […]

PI Window on Business: April 23, 2009 Episode Now Available On-Demand (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jon-Hansen)

April 23, 2009

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  If you did not have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of today’s show “Unemployed Excellence – Why Lean, Six Sigma Have Left Some People Out in the Cold,” we are pleased to provide you with an On-Demand replay. Simply use the following “Unemployed Excellence” link to access the Episode Replay directly […]

PI Window on Business: April 16 Interview with Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan is Now Available On-Demand (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jon-Hansen)

April 16, 2009

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  If you did not have the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of today’s show, we are pleased to provide you with an On-Demand replay. Simply use the following link (There’s a slow, slow train comin: Epilog for the Ariba Interviews) to access the Episode Replay directly on the Blog Talk Radio Network. […]

Six Sigma Relevancy Question and Corresponding White Paper Continues to Stimulate “Active” Debate

February 11, 2009

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In my previous post, I talked about the potential impact that a particular article or paper might have in terms of stimulating readership discussion.     It seems that the subject of Six Sigma, Lean and similar-type program effectiveness is a hot button.  Perhaps it is a result of the tough economic times, which can cause […]

The Key Principles behind the Integrated Enterprise Excellence Methodology (A Procurement Insights Knowledge Leadership Publication)

January 29, 2009

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Is Six Sigma Still Relevant in A Dynamically Changing World? “With the growing level of dissatisfaction with programs such as Six Sigma, the question that needs to be asked is quite simply this . . . what are the key elements of a successful process improvement initiative? This white paper focuses on the possible reasons […]

Metric Synchronization Versus Standardization: The Real Value Behind IEE (Smarter Solutions Profile, www.SmarterSolutions.com)

August 11, 2008

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“Like a politician stumping for votes, proclamations by senior executives (and many industry pundits) that people and not technology are what is important rarely translates from the realm of oratory pontification into meaningful real-world application. This is due in large part to the fact that outside of the framework of political correctness, communication as Bill […]

A Dichotomy of Perspectives: A Discussion on Forrest Breyfogle’s New Book on Integrated Enterprise Excellence

April 24, 2008

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Recently, I had the opportunity to exchange ideas on the veracity of the various models that organizations rely upon as the framework for building a successful enterprise.   What prompted this open and productive exchange of ideas was a question that was recently posed regarding the merits of Forrest Breyfogle’s latest book on Integrated Enterprise […]