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
by David Kemps, Banker - Industry Sector, ABN-AMRO Bank, the Netherlands. English translation of the “Insights” column, May 2015, on the ABN-AMRO Bank website. Nearly 20 years ago Prof. Dr. Rajan Suri published his first book on Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM). In 2015, this process improvement method is in the limelight through its resounding results. Now that foreign competition is getting stronger and pressure on costs remains high, many industrialists are trying to adapt their organizations to the “low-volume, high-mix” customer requirements. However, production processes are currently tuned for optimum efficiency, while the customer requires customization and flexibility. These goals appear to conflict with each other, but in fact, QRM can increase the effectiveness of production...Written on 18 May 2015Read More
May 6, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Fluno Center, Madison, WI
An exclusive, members-only program showcasing the tangible results of recent student projects conducted by the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing.
Registration deadline: May 3, 2016
Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016
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 5, 2016