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A university-industry partnership dedicated to improving manufacturing competitiveness through research and implementation of lead time reduction principles.

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How to Implement QRM
Industry Projects
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How to Implement QRM

Join us for this comprehensive overview of the QRM strategy in Madison, Wis.

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Industry Projects

Since 1993, university faculty, students and industry partners have collaborated on a wide variety of QRM projects.

Check our QRM project guide for more information on this hands-on resource.

Join the QRM Center

QRM Center members receive exclusive benefits helping them to implement QRM fast and efficiently.

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Quick Response Manufacturing //

A powerful tool for reducing lead times in all phases of manufacturing and office operations

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is a companywide strategy to reduce lead times across your enterprise. It can bring your products to market more quickly and secure your business prospects by helping you compete in a rapidly changing manufacturing arena. It will increase profitability by reducing non–value–added time, cutting inventory and increasing return on investment.

Upcoming Events

How to Implement QRM

Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 2, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown, Madison, Wis.

Get a full understanding of the QRM strategy at this hands-on workshop covering all aspects of QRM and providing a roadmap for implementation at your company.

Presenter: Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy

Registration deadline: Oct 27, 2017

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

Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown, Madison, Wis.

Measuring lead time is the first step on every QRM journey. At this workshop you will get a comprehensive overview of MCT (QRM's lead time metric), how to use it to drive improvement and what tools are available to help you.

Presenters: Ananth Krishnamurthy (Director, QRM Center), Nathan Stoflet, (John Deere Harvester Works), Rajan Suri (Founding Director, QRM Center)

Registration deadline: Nov 29, 2017

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