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

Registration for this event is open from: 01 Aug, 2017 08:00 - 29 Nov, 2017 12:00
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown , 525 W. Johnson Street, Madison, Wis. 53703 (US).
Date: 06 Dec, 2017 - 06 Dec, 2017
Time: 08:00 - 16:30
Event description:

Overview

Reduce MCT and make custom parts in less time

Quick Response Manufacturing’s (QRM) focus on lead time reduction provides a unifying theme driving improvements in both your internal operations and across your supply chain. It has helped many organization reduce inventories, improve delivery performance, reduce costs and improve cash flow.

In partnership with industry, the QRM Center has developed Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT), a precise QRM metric for lead time designed to capture how order processing, manufacturing, raw material procurement and shipping are linked while fulfilling customer orders. The metric allows you to discover new improvement opportunities by highlighting systemwide waste such as stockpiling finished goods and partially completed components.

This workshop will explain the MCT metric and feature hands-on group exercises to demonstrate how to create MCT maps to prioritize opportunities for improving order fulfillment. Focusing on MCT has helped companies cut lead times by over 80%, improve on-time delivery to over 99% and reduce costs by 10-15%.

What you will learn:

  • MCT definition and advantages of this metric
  • Application of MCT to improve internal operations, supply chain operations or OEM supply base performance
  • Business impact of MCT reduction
  • Reduce overhead
  • Use of the QRM Center’s Web-based MCT Mapping Tool – available free of charge
  • MCT and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – how MCT complements the VSM approach and sharpens a VSM analysis

Presenters

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.

 

Rajan Suri, Founding Director

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Rajan Suri served as Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1985-2008. He earned his bachelor's degree from Cambridge University (England) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Suri founded the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing in 1993, envisioning a consortium of companies that would work in partnership with the university and with each other to understand and implement lead time reduction strategies.

He is internationally regarded as an expert on the analysis of manufacturing systems, and he wrote the book Quick Response Manufacturing: A Companywide Approach to Reducing Lead Times (Productivity Press). Suri has consulted for leading firms including Alcoa, Danfoss, IBM, John Deere, National Oilwell Varco, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Automation and Trek Bicycle. Consulting assignments in Europe and the Far East, along with projects for the World Bank, have given him an international perspective on manufacturing competitiveness.

Suri has received awards from the American Automatic Control Council, The Institute of Management Sciences and the IEEE. In 1999, Suri was made a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and in 2006 he received SMEs Albert M. Sargent Progress Award for the creation and implementation of the Quick Response Manufacturing philosophy.

 

Nathan Stoflet, Manager, John Deere Harvester Works

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Nathan Stoflet is the Manager of Material Flow and Production Control at John Deer Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois. His areas of expertise include operations management, supply chain management, Lean and Quick Response Manufacturing.  He is a frequent contributor to the QRM Center's instruction of the Manufacturing Critical-path Time metric.

Nathan started at John Deere as a supplier development engineer in 2003 and in 2006 was appointed supervisor, responsible for aligning and improving supplier order-fulfillment capabilities and providing increased flexibility and responsiveness, improved utilization of assets and lower overall costs.  Prior to joining Deere, he was a continuous improvement engineer at Pella Corporation.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

Schedule & Lodging

Event Schedule

Continental breakfast and workshop check-in starting at 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 indicate you are with the QRM group or book a guest room online at the DoubleTree website.  The cutoff date for the room block is November 18, 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: November 29, 2017

Cancellations after deadline of November 29 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.