Introduction To QRM 2.0 - Details
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Registration for this event is open from: 28 Aug, 2019 08:00 - 14 Oct, 2019 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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Date: October 17, 2019



Dynamic Manufacturing Critical-path Time:
The Next Step in Lead Time Reduction

For the past 25 years, the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing has helped companies gain a competitive advantage through the relentless pursuit of lead time reduction in all aspects of a manufacturing operation.  QRM has proven to be a powerful approach to increasing profit and market share by enhancing delivery performance and quality while reducing costs and enterprise-wide waste.

To accomplish this, QRM focuses on Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT), a precise metric designed to identify the critical paths impacting order fulfillment  and prioritize opportunities for lead time reduction.  MCT is defined as the typical amount of calendar time from when a customer creates an order, until the first piece of that order is delivered to the customer.

Companies implementing QRM might question if further lead time reduction in everyday operations is possible?  This workshop will explain Dynamic Critical-path Time (DMCT), which employs real time optimization techniques using digital tools to individually track each sales/work order.  This technique, developed by Dr. Shi and her team, leverages he extensive research and interactions with manufacturing companies in the US and abroad.

What you will learn:

  • Definition of Dynamic Manufacturing Critical-path Time (DMCT)
  • Implementation of DMCT concepts for each work/sales order
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Execution Optimization (MEO) tools and how they are suited for your business
  • How to use DMCT to further the lead time reduction already obtained from QRM techniques
  • Understand the synchronized application of digital tools with customer demands



Leyuan Shi, Director


Leyuan Shi

Dr. Leyuan Shi, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has taken over as the new Director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing.

Dr. Shi is a leading international expert and brings strong research experience as well as extensive industry interaction to her new role. “I am excited and honored to take over the leadership of the QRM Center. For the past twenty-five years, the QRM Center has been a role model for high-impact collaborations between faculty, students and industry. I look forward to continuing the strong legacy and growing the Center’s activities to enhance manufacturing competitiveness,” said Shi.

Professor Shi received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1992.  Her research interests include simulation modeling and large-scale optimization with applications to operational planning, scheduling, and digital supply chain management. She has developed a novel optimization framework that has been extensively applied to scheduling and optimization of job shops manufacturing high-mix, low-volume products. Her research work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, and the State of Wisconsin.

Professor Shi has been on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over twenty years and has worked with several companies including John Deere, Rockwell Automation, National Oilwell Varco, Fisher Barton and R&B Grinding. She is also one of the inventors of a set of digital tools including Manufacturing Execution Optimization (MEO), Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Optimization (MRO2), and Dynamic Manufacturing Critical-Path Time (DMCT).

Dr. Shi has published 3 books and more than 130 papers. She currently serves as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and served on the editorial board for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and INFORMS Journal on Computing. She has been the General Chair, co-Chair, and program committee member for many national and international conferences. Professor Shi is an IEEE Fellow.

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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 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 Q97 or book a guest room online at the DoubleTree website.  The cutoff date for the room block is September 20, 2019.


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.


Registration deadline: October 10, 2019

Cancellations after deadline of October 10 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.

Registration options:
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Workshop Fee $ 425.00
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Workshop Fee (QRM Center members) $ 275.00

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