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How To Implement QRM - Details

Registration for this event is open from: 16 Jul, 2019 12:00 - 31 Oct, 2019 17:00
Where: Fluno Center , 601 University Avenue, Madison, Wis. 53715 (US).

The Fluno Center is home to the Wisconsin School of Business Executive Education program and is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers.

Date: 05 Nov, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019
Time: 08:00 - 16:30
Event description:

Overview

Cut Lead Times, Improve Profitability and Market Share

Join us for this two-day workshop on Quick Response Manufacturing.

Manufacturers face a growing trend: customers increasingly request highly customized products at short lead times. Companies that have responded to this challenge have seen growth in profitability and market share. The key to this success: reducing lead times to eliminate waste such as expiditing, excess inventories and high overhead.

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) provides a time-tested set of principles and tools to reduce lead time throughout your extended enterprise and build a strong foundation for long term growth. QRM has helped companies reduce lead times by over 80%, reduce costs by 20-40%, and substantially increase market share.

If you manufacture low-volume, high-variety or custom-engineered products, join us for this hands-on workshop and learn how Quick Response Manufacturing can give you a strong competitive advantage and put your company in a position to compete with low-wage countries.

You'll learn how QRM helps you:

  • Slash lead times in manufacturing and office operations by 80% or more
  • Rapidly introduce new products
  • Cut manufacturing costs
  • Reduce overhead
  • Manufacture higher-quality products
  • Increase market share

Curriculum

The Power of Time

  • The many hidden costs of long lead times and the power of short lead times
  • Pitfalls of traditional methods and how QRM provides a new approach to lead time reduction
  • Evaluating your organization(s) through short QRM quiz
  • Group workshop on waste due to long lead times

QRM in Production

  • Defining product families and implementing cells for low-volume or customized production
  • How to time-slice shared resources
  • Group workshop on implementing cells
  • Group workshop: lead time reduction using rapid modeling tool

QRM and Your Money

  • QRM impact on bottom line; time-based project justification
  • Accounting strategies

Material Planning Strategies and Tools for QRM

  • Capacity planning: key relationships between utilization and lead time
  • Strategies for developing effective lot sizes
  • High-level MRP scheduling
  • Why standard kanban (pull) methods may not be effective for highly customized or low-volume products
  • How POLCA, a card-based shop floor control system, speeds the flow of jobs in these situations

Applying QRM in the Office

  • Defining product families for office operations
  • How to create office cells to streamline cost estimating, order processing and product engineering

Conquering Obstacles to QRM

  • Rethinking traditional efficiency and utilization measures
  • Examining case studies and examples to see how it's done
  • Identifying obstacles to implementing QRM and how to overcome them

Implementing QRM

  • Management mindset (cost-based versus time-based decisions)
  • Performance measures to support QRM
  • Steps to successful implementation
  • Group workshop: implementation of QRM in your organization

Presenter

Charlene Yauch, Associate Director

Charlene A. Yauch, Ph.D., P.E., has been an engineering educator for over 18 years at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Oklahoma State University. Her notable honors include five teaching awards and a National Science Foundation Career grant. As the Industrial Engineering program director at MSOE, she expanded elective course offerings, upgraded lab facilities and equipment, and helped the IISE student chapter host a regional conference. She has taught a wide variety of classes, including Contemporary Manufacturing Systems, Materials & Manufacturing Processes, Computer Numerical Control Machining, Automation Technologies, and Engineering Economy. 

Her professional interests relate to the implementation of manufacturing system improvements, such as Quick Response, Lean, and Agile Manufacturing, with emphasis on the human, social, and organizational aspects. Prior to her doctoral degree, she worked in industry for six years, performing a wide variety of tasks for manufacturing firms, including simulation modeling, facility layout, and process improvement. Dr. Yauch has a multi-disciplinary educational background with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and graduate degrees in sociology (M.S.), manufacturing systems engineering (M.S.), and industrial engineering (Ph.D.) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

 

Schedule & Lodging

Event Schedule

Day 1

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

Course from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Networking reception from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m.

Day 2

Continental breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m.

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

Lodging

doubletree

Lodging at the Fluno Center

601 University Avenune, Madison, Wis. 53715

Seminar attendees are responsible for their own lodging, but we have reserved a block of rooms at the Fluno Center for your convenience. Make reservations online at the Fluno Center website or call 1-877-773-5866 (toll free).  The cut-off date for the room block is Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Fees and Deadlines

Course Fees

$1145 per person

Discounted fee for QRM Center members: $695 (QRM member companies may enroll up to five people at the member rate.)

Fee covers workbook; Rajan Suri's book Quick Response Manufacturing: A Companywide Approach to Reducing Lead Times; continental breakfasts and lunches both days, and reception after the first day's session.

Deadlines

Registration deadline: October 31, 2019.

Cancellations after deadline of October 31, 2019 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.