Presentation of Student Projects with Industry

Date: April 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central Time
Format: Virtual training session via Microsoft Teams
Registration deadline: April 26, 2021

Please join us Tuesday, April 27th for this exclusive members-only presentation of the student team projects recently conducted by the QRM Center.  This event is free for QRM Center member companies, but advance registration is required.  A link and instructions to join the Microsoft Teams video conference will be provided via email to registrants one day prior to the event along with details regarding the order and timing of each presentation.  Please login 10 minutes in advance to allow ample time to address any technical issues you might encounter.  We hope you will make plans to attend virtually.

How to Use Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) for Continuous Improvement and Lead Time Reduction

Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Format: Virtual training session via Microsoft Teams
Registration deadline: May 18, 2021

Speakers from John Deere and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will explain the MCT metric and feature hands-on exercises to demonstrate how to create MCT maps to prioritize opportunities for continuous improvement to support better order fulfillment.

Presenters: Rajan Suri, Founding Director, QRM Center,
Nathan Stoflet, Global Supply Management Process Lead, John Deere
Charlene Yauch, Associate Director, QRM Center

Learn and experience QRM one step at a time

Every QRM journey starts with many and varied questions. What is QRM? Is it right for my business? How have other companies used QRM? What implementation challenges will we face? What kind of results should we expect? At our QRM events, experts in the field answer such questions and provide you with a toolkit to make time work for — and not against — your company.

Every year, the QRM Center offers a wide variety of training events, from introductory seminars for newcomers to more advanced workshops for people already familiar with QRM and dealing with concrete implementation issues. In addition, QRM Center members have access to special working groups and case study presentations highlighting current implementation successes and challenges.

“An eye opening way to look at many issues that have burdened our company for years. Finally a solution that creates less not more paperwork.”

Jim Koberg
Factory Manager
Trystar Cables
Fariboult, Minnesota

QRM Event Features


QRM’s time-based focus challenges conventional wisdom and offers novel answers to common manufacturing issues. Some of our research results will surprise you and challenge traditional beliefs/common practices.


Theory is important, but it is practice that counts. QRM events include hands-on workshops that give participants a head start in bringing QRM to their companies.


Our events are by professionals for professionals. We focus on the important issues at hand and nothing else. Time is money, and we want to make sure your valuable time is spent right.

Continuing Education

Quick Response Manufacturing is a growing continuous improvement strategy and an important addition to the toolkit of every industry professional. Many of our events qualify for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits that can be applied to degree and certificate programs.


We take feedback seriously. Based on our participants’ recommendations, QRM workshops and seminars are regularly improved and revised to meet the current and evolving needs of our audience.


At every QRM event, QRM Center staff and students are available to answer additional questions about the QRM Center, the University of Wisconsin, event logistics – and where to find the best food in town.