Education Event – (10/04/14)

Saturday October 4, 2014

Event Topic:

Predicting Performance 
in Quality, Supply Chain, Operations, Project Management and Organizational Report Outs 


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Forrest Breyfogle


Forrest Breyfogle is a Professional Engineer and ASQ Fellow who founded Smarter Solutions in 1992.

Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma. He has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence from 2003-2012.

Mr. Breyfogle began his career with IBM in development and later transferred to the product test organization. Within these organizations he became very interested in the benefits derived from the wise use of statistical techniques. From 1980 to 1992 he served IBM in applying Six Sigma methodology” to testing, development, manufacturing, and service organizations.

Mr. Breyfogle has conducted numerous Lean Six Sigma workshop sessions as well as Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt, Champion, and Executive training sessions throughout the world. He has coached an array of individuals and organizations on the wise application of Lean and Six Sigma techniques. Smarter Solutions, Inc. has had the honor of serving a distinguished group of Fortune 100 clients and many others in a wide variety of industries.

Mr. Breyfogle has authored or co-authored thirteen books, published over 150 technical articles for a wide range of publications, and has been interviewed by television, radio, and publication editors about managing the dynamics of organizations and the application of all forms of enterprise improvement methodologies.

Mr. Breyfogle has an MSME degree from the University of Texas and a BSME from the University of Missouri at Rolla.

Event Content:

Quality Engineers, Project Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, and all levels of management will be in a position to use the tools described in this workshop to better manage and execute their processes and predict performance.  Through a series of hands-on activities, workshop attendees will learn the benefits of a predicting performance metric reporting methodology.

To facilitate the learning process, Minitab statistical software will be used in hands-on training exercises.  Attendees who do not currently have Minitab software installed on their laptop computer can download a free 30 day trial copy from before the start date of the workshop. As part of the training, attendees will receive a Minitab add-in license that will be used in the workshop to create the described predictive performance metrics.

As a result of attending this class, participants will be able to:

  • Create report-outs that provide predictive statement capabilities for defective rates, on-time deliveries, expected project management plan discrepancies, profit margins, and supplier quality.
  • Convert many traditional historic-data reports to predictive performance reporting.
  • Quantify the amount of change that occurred to a metric because of improvement efforts.
  • Describe how to communicate predictive value-chain metrics throughout the business.

Date & Time:

  • Saturday;  October 4, 2014
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


  • Marie Callender’s
  • 9503 Research Blvd
  • Suite 400
  • Austin, Texas  78759

Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery


  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch

Food Details Pending

Recertification Units (RUs):

  • 0.8 RUs will be awarded for attending this event.

Costs & Payment Method:

  • $119.00 – ASQ members
  • $129.00 – non-members
  • $10 off for earlier registration  (up until 09/24)