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
The World QRM Conference 2016 will be held in Warsaw, Poland on June 6-9. With case studies, tutorials, interactive workshops, simulation games, plant tours, panel discussions and plenty of networking opportunities, this conference promises to be a rich learning experience. The event kicks off on June 6 with an introductory tutorial covering the basics of the QRM strategy conducted by Professor Rajan Suri, the creator of QRM and founding director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The first day’s program also includes a QRM Introductory Session in Multiple Languages. The Conference program includes 20 case studies presented by industry leaders from around the world, 12 workshops and two plant tours. Featured presentations include Joy...Written on 04 May 2016Read More
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
Aug 16, 2016 - Aug 17, 2016
Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wis.
An exclusive members-only forum that leverages the collective experience of our members to generate ideas that will accelerate QRM implementations at your facility.
Registration deadline: Aug 12, 2016