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Northwest Center for Performance Excellence is the preeminent Performance Excellence thought leader in the Pacific Northwest

NWCPE founders and leaders are distinguished contributors to successful process optimization for diverse industries. They are committed to supporting their clients with substantive and practical approaches. NWCPE leaders are concerned first and foremost with your and your organization’s success. NWCPE offers training and certification in collaboration with recognized institutions of higher learning including Portland State University in Portland, OR, Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry in Salem, OR and the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador, via stand-alone open-registration NWCPE workshops and in-house customized training programs.

NWCPE leaders practice what they preach. They offer turn-key transformational and ad hoc consulting, training and coaching to support your organization’s continuous improvement initiatives positioning you to become the leader in your industry.

Invite us in for a free Lunch and Learn session to sample how it works. Support is available worldwide and in English and Spanish. In addition, NWCPE offers customized certificate courses and their associated stand-alone workshops on-site, one on one coaching, or consulting for a specific project. We offer those services as well, so invite us to come in for a free “lunch and learn” hour to learn how you can transform your organization and become best in class.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking we used to create them”
– Albert Einstein

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Consulting Services

In addition to our courses, we provide on-site training, consulting, and coaching to individuals and teams

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Education & Certifications

Learn more about our workshops and certification programs in Lean and Six Sigma

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About Us

Learn more about our experienced team of performance excellence instructors



What We Think

Optimization of your organization’s processes will optimize customer loyalty and profitability. We are agents of your growth and success in achieving dominance in your markets.

Trained and certified by the creators of both Six Sigma and Lean, we have witnessed firsthand what they were thinking as they created both programs. With over 35 years of experience in training, consulting, and practicing Lean and Six Sigma as both teachers and workers, we are committed to supporting our clients in substantive and practical ways. We’re concerned first and foremost about your success.

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Six Sigma Mantra

Recognize, Define, Learn, and Apply: The Six Sigma Mantra You Can’t Do Without

May 23, 2016

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not

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Design of Experiments

How to Foster Continual Improvement with the PDCA Cycle

May 22, 2016

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Insights & Publications