Steven Zebovitz

Steven Zebovitz


Steven Zebovitz, R.Ph., Ch.E., has three decades of pharmaceutical engineering and manufacturing experience, primarily in oral solid dose. Much of his experience is in engineering and manufacturing support, including leadership positions in technology transfer, process scale-up, validation, and optimization. He led a Six Sigma deployment that yielded 10 Black Belts and 1 Master Black Belt. His interests include process excellence, lean manufacturing, and championing teams.


  • 7 Steps To Move Commercial Manufacturing Into Six Sigma's "Control" Phase

    Sustaining process improvements occurs according to a control plan. As always, there are a number of steps to formalize the process, starting with regulatory and quality groups to assure GMP needs are met. 

  • 7 Steps To Navigate Six Sigma’s “Improve” Phase

    In this series, we’ve covered quite a bit of ground in providing a working understanding of Six Sigma and its DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) roadmap for problem solving and product/process improvement.

  • Adding Understanding To Raw Data: 2 Six Sigma Analysis Examples

    In my three previous articles, I introduced Six Sigma as the DMAIC roadmap. The steps along the way are Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. In the Define stage, we learned about the project definition with its internal and external roles. In the Measure stage, we learned about variable types, the data collection phase, and data accuracy.

  • Keys To Success In Six Sigma’s ‘Measure’ Stage

    The previous articles in this series provided an introduction to Six Sigma and a discussion of the first stage of the DMAIC process, Define. It would be helpful to review those articles before delving into phase two — Measure.

  • Taking The First Step In Six Sigma: An Overview Of The “Define” Stage

    In my previous article, I broadly introduced the Six Sigma approach to process excellence, along with some examples of its application and a discussion of its Sigma levels, roadmap, and educational and experience levels (belt colors). If you haven’t read that article, it would be helpful to do so before proceeding with this installment, which will begin a deeper dive into the Six Sigma process — also known as DMAIC, which stands for define, measure, analyze, improve, and control.

  • A Working Introduction To Six Sigma For Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

    This is the first in a series of articles on Six Sigma that will introduce you to this methodical, rigorous approach to process excellence, and share the author's experiences using the technique in the pharmaceutical industry.