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.
QRM - Not Another Buzzword
QRM is not just another buzzword. In fact, QRM builds on the foundations of strategies like Lean and Six Sigma. It enables your company to be more competitive in manufacturing custom-engineered products in low or varying volumes at high quality and short lead times.See how QRM complements Lean across the enterprise
The QRM Center is a partnership between companies, faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dedicated to the research and implementation of lead time reduction principles.Learn more about what we do and how to join us.
Since 1993, the QRM Center has worked with more than 200 companies to reduce lead times. For many, QRM implementation brought some impressive results.Check results reported by QRM companies and read what industry professionals have to say about them.
QRM Center News
How does a multinational organization made up of 4,000 employees of different cultures who speak different languages and perform different functions at sites in 30 countries develop a dominant, enterprise wide, unifying strategy that is understood and embraced by all? Marel, which designs and manufactures highly customized food-processing equipment, faced that challenge after nearly three decades of expanding through acquisitions. It purchased Stork Food Systems in 2008, a firm with U.S. roots dating to the 1850s that had its own blend of acquisitions, history, culture and manufacturing practices. Equal in size to what Marel had become, Stork introduced even greater diversity into the parent company’s operations and culture. With the acquisition of Stork, Marel’s international profile now...Written on 27 January 2015Read More
Apr 28, 2015 - Apr 28, 2015
Engineering Centers Building (Tong Auditorium), Madison, Wis.
An exclusive, members-only half-day program showcasing the tangible results of student projects conducted as part of the UW Madison industrial and systems engineering course ISYE 641, Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems.
Registration deadline: Apr 24, 2015
Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wis.
The 2015 QRM International Conference will feature case studies on the application of QRM principles to shop floor, engineering and office operations.
Registration deadline: Jun 19, 2015
Jul 28, 2015 - Jul 29, 2015
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. Rajan Suri
Registration deadline: Jul 21, 2015
Oct 7, 2015 - Oct 7, 2015
University of Wisconsin Union South, Madison, Wis.
Workshop on planning and implementing shop floor cells. Attendees will work with data from real-life case studies through the entire process of designing shop floor cells.
Presenter: Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy
Registration deadline: Sep 30, 2015