How To Design Office Cells To Reduce Lead Times For Custom Products - Details
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Registration for this event is open from: 29 May, 2017 08:00 - 05 Oct, 2017 08:00
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown , 525 W. Johnson Street, Madison, Wis. 53703 (US).
Time: 08:00 -  16:30
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Event description:

Date: October 12, 2017

Overview

 

Unlock the Power of Cells

When it comes to continuous improvement initiatives, most manufacturing companies primarily target opportunities on the shop floor. However, office operations such as quoting, design and order processing could present a huge opportunity for your business to reduce lead times and grow market share.

Companies offering high-mix, low-volume or custom-engineered products spend significant time and resources in processing quotes, finalizing engineering designs, establishing bill of materials and purchasing critical components. The result: long lead times, missed opportunities in quoting, delays in order processing, engineering changes, expediting and high costs. Restructuring your operations into office cells could lead to significant improvements in these areas. Over the past two decades, the Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) Center, in collaboration with its member companies, has developed several tools, methodologies and principles to design office cells specifically for high-mix or custom-engineered products.

Join us for this one day workshop to learn how to redesign quoting processes to improve order capture rate, streamline order processing to reduce hand-offs and release orders to the shop floor faster. Learn about results from cell implementations that have led to over 80% reduction in lead times, 50% improvements in order capture rate, manifold improvements in quality and on-time delivery and 15-20% reduction in costs.

What you will learn:

  • Sizing the opportunity: Tracking lead times and identifying waste in office operations
  • The starting point: Focused Target Market Segment – the nucleus of a production cell
  • Designing the cell: Streamline office operations to reduce hand-offs and reduce lead times
  • Addressing challenges: Engineering changes, inaccurate information, waiting for approvals
  • Planning for the cell: Staffing, capacity and lead times
  • Identifying improvement opportunities: Impact of setup reduction and cross-training
  • Financial justification: Costs and benefits of the cell implementation

Curriculum

Office cells: An integral part of the QRM strategy

  • QRM fundamentals and the role of your organizational structure
  • Key aspects of QRM cells

Where to start: Focused Target Market Segment - the nucleus of a cell

  • What is the motivation for creating the cell?
  • Ways to identify a Focus Target Market Segment
  • Case studies on FTMS creation

Designing the cell: Streamline office operations to reduce hand-offs and reduce lead times

  • Using process redesign principles
  • Using system dynamic principles

Addressing challenges: Engineering changes, inaccurate information, waiting for approvals

  • Changes to existing organization metrics
  • Changes to compensation and reporting

Planning for the cell: Staffing, capacity and lead times

  • How to support cells by understanding system dynamics principles
  • Group workshop: Applying the learning to your organization

 

Financial justification: Costs and benefits of the cell implementation

  • How to calculate costs and benefits
  • Ways to to show the impact of transformation

Presenter

Ananth Krishnamurthy, Director

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Ananth Krishnamurthy assumed leadership of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing in January 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the guidance of Prof. Rajan Suri, founder of the concept and methodology of Quick Response Manufacturing. Krishnamurthy has an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, also from UW-Madison, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India.

Involved with the QRM Center for a decade, Krishnamurthy conducted and managed numerous QRM projects as a research assistant, then returned as a speaker for QRM workshops and conferences. Holding training events in the United States and Europe has earned him worldwide recognition as an expert in the implementation of POLCA, a material-control system for low-volume or custom-engineered products and a key component of the overall QRM strategy.

Krishnamurthy has consulted for Alcoa, Rockwell Automation, Ingersoll, Johnson Controls, John Deere and Trek Bicycle. He has authored numerous publications in international journals, and he is a senior member of several professional organizations. Prior to leaving the position he held as Assistant Professor from 2002–2007 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Krishnamurthy was named winner of that institution's Engineering Excellence in Education Award for 2007.

Schedule & Lodging

Event Schedule

Continental breakfast and workshop check-in starting 7:30 a.m.

Course from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lodging

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Lodging at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown

525 W Johnson St., Madison, Wis. 53703

Seminar attendees are responsible for their own lodging, but we have reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel for your convenience.  Call 800-222-8733 (toll free) and request group code Q77 or book a guest room online at the DoubleTree website.  The cutoff date for the room block is September 21, 2017.

 

Fees and Deadlines

Course Fees

$425 per person

Discounted fee for QRM Center members: $275 (QRM member companies may enroll up to five people at the member rate.)

Fee covers workbook, continental breakfast and lunch.

Deadlines

Registration deadline: October 5, 2017

Cancellations after deadline of October 5 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.

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