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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.
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:
Rajan Suri served as Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1985-2008. He earned his bachelor's degree from Cambridge University (England) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Suri founded the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing in 1993, envisioning a consortium of companies that would work in partnership with the university and with each other to understand and implement lead time reduction strategies.
He is internationally regarded as an expert on the analysis of manufacturing systems, and he wrote the book Quick Response Manufacturing: A Companywide Approach to Reducing Lead Times (Productivity Press). Suri has consulted for leading firms including Alcoa, Danfoss, IBM, John Deere, National Oilwell Varco, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Automation and Trek Bicycle. Consulting assignments in Europe and the Far East, along with projects for the World Bank, have given him an international perspective on manufacturing competitiveness.
Suri has received awards from the American Automatic Control Council, The Institute of Management Sciences and the IEEE. In 1999, Suri was made a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and in 2006 he received SMEs Albert M. Sargent Progress Award for the creation and implementation of the Quick Response Manufacturing philosophy.
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.
Continental breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m.
Course from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 June 24, 2017.
$1095 per person
Discounted fee for QRM Center members: $645 (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.
Registration deadline: July 18, 2017
Cancellations after deadline of July 18 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.
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