How To Design Office Cells To Reduce Lead Times For Custom Products - Details
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Registration for this event is open from: 13 Nov, 2019 08:00 - 13 Mar, 2020 17:00
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown , 525 W. Johnson Street, Madison, Wis. 53703 (US).
Time: 08:00 -  16:30
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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

Bill Ritchie, President, Tempus Institute

Bill Ritchie started Customer Chain Consulting LLC in 2007 to help manufacturing companies benefit from Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM).  Since that time he has worked with companies of all sizes to understand the need for an operations strategy and launch lead time reduction programs with QRM.  Bill is a certified trainer in Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) and is actively involved with the Center for QRM at the University of Wisconsin.  Prior to becoming a consultant, Bill was General Manager, Vice President of Operations, and Plant Manager for several industrial businesses including Boston Gear, Cone Drive Textron, and Union Pump Textron, where he was named Six Sigma Champion of the Year for the Industrial Group.

He founded Tempus Institute in 2012 to provide training, a certificate program, and support for Quick Response Manufacturing. He has spoken to groups throughout the U.S. and in Europe and is known as an enthusiastic and effective speaker who draws on his extensive experiences to illustrate his message.  He holds an MBA and a BA and MS in economics and has completed executive programs at Wharton, the University of Chicago, and with the Harvard Business School faculty.

In addition, Bill was trained in Quality Transformations by W. Edwards Deming and Constraint Theory by Eli Goldratt, author of The Goal. Bill is certified in Change Management by Prosci to help organizations identify the key leadership factors needed to successfully implement and sustain their Lead Time Reduction programs.

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 QR3 or book a guest room online at the DoubleTree website.  The cutoff date for the room block is February 14, 2020.

 

Fees and Deadlines

Course Fees

$495 per person

Discounted fee for QRM Center members: $295 (QRM member companies may enroll up to five people at the member rate.)

Fee covers workbook, continental breakfast and lunch.

Deadlines

Registration deadline: March 13, 2020

Cancellations after deadline of March 13 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.

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