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How to Use MCT to Reduce Lead Time
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How to Use MCT to Reduce Lead Time

Join us in Madison, Wis. for this comprehensive overview of QRM's precise lead time metric and how to use it to drive improvements.

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Since 1993, university faculty, students and industry partners have collaborated on a wide variety of QRM projects.

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QRM Center members receive exclusive benefits helping them to implement QRM fast and efficiently.

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Quick Response Manufacturing //

A powerful tool for reducing lead times in all phases of manufacturing and office operations

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is a companywide strategy to reduce lead times across your enterprise. It can bring your products to market more quickly and secure your business prospects by helping you compete in a rapidly changing manufacturing arena. It will increase profitability by reducing non–value–added time, cutting inventory and increasing return on investment.

Upcoming Events

How to Use Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) to Reduce Lead Time Throughout Your Enterprise

Dec 7, 2016 - Dec 7, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown, Madison, Wis.

Measuring lead time is the first step on every QRM journey. At this workshop you will get a comprehensive overview of MCT (QRM's lead time metric), how to use it to drive improvement and what tools are available to help you.

Presenters: Ananth Krishnamurthy (Director, QRM Center), Nathan Stoflet, (John Deere Harvester Works), Rajan Suri (Founding Director, QRM Center)

Registration deadline: Dec 2, 2016

How to Implement QRM

Feb 15, 2017 - Feb 16, 2017

Fluno Center, Madison, WI

Get a full understanding of the QRM strategy at this hands-on workshop covering all aspects of QRM and providing a roadmap for implementation at your company.

Presenter: Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy

Registration deadline: Feb 8, 2017

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