Forrest Breyfogle III

Forrest Breyfogle is a Professional Engineer and ASQ Fellow who founded Smarter Solutions in 1992. As a management thought leader and innovator, he developed the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business management system. IEE provides radical management advancements in utilizing and integrating scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement.


Forrest′s 2-book, two novel-written series describes the IEE system and its benefits. These two books’ titles are Management 2.0: Discovery of Integrated Enterprise Excellence and Leadership System 2.0: Implementing Integrated Enterprise Excellence. His 5-book IEE book set provides the how-to-implement details. IEE Enterprise Performance Reporting System (EPRS) software offers the vehicle for a behind-the-firewall implementation of IEE in an organization.


Forrest 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 (more than 10 testimonial statements are included in this linked-to video when Forrest received this award). He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ*) in 2004 for his book, Implementing Six Sigma, and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference. 


He served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence from 2003-2012.


He currently serves on the Board of The Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Nonprofits, Inc. 


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 methodologies to testing, development, manufacturing, and service organizations.


Mr. Breyfogle has conducted numerous Lean Six Sigma workshop sessions and Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt, Champion, and Executive training sessions worldwide. He has coached various 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 over fifteen books and published over 150 technical articles for many publications. He has been interviewed by television, radio, and publication editors about managing organizations’ dynamics and applying all enterprise improvement methodologies.


Mr. Breyfogle’s patent titled “Systems and Methods for Measuring and Reporting Enterprise Performance and Making Process Improvements” was published May 2, 2023.


Mr. Breyfogle has an MSME degree from the University of Texas and a BSME from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO).


*ASQ: American Society for Quality

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