How To Implement QRM - Details
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Registration for this event is open from: 01 Aug, 2017 12:00 - 27 Oct, 2017 12:00
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown , 525 W. Johnson Street, Madison, Wis. 53703 (US).
Time: 08:00 -  16:30
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Cut Lead Times, Improve Profitability and Market Share

Join us for this two-day workshop on Quick Response Manufacturing.

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:

  • Slash lead times in manufacturing and office operations by 80% or more
  • Rapidly introduce new products
  • Cut manufacturing costs
  • Reduce overhead
  • Manufacture higher-quality products
  • Increase market share


The Power of Time

  • The many hidden costs of long lead times and the power of short lead times
  • Pitfalls of traditional methods and how QRM provides a new approach to lead time reduction
  • Evaluating your organization(s) through short QRM quiz
  • Group workshop on waste due to long lead times

QRM in Production

  • Defining product families and implementing cells for low-volume or customized production
  • How to time-slice shared resources
  • Group workshop on implementing cells
  • Group workshop: lead time reduction using rapid modeling tool

QRM and Your Money

  • QRM impact on bottom line; time-based project justification
  • Accounting strategies

Material Planning Strategies and Tools for QRM

  • Capacity planning: key relationships between utilization and lead time
  • Strategies for developing effective lot sizes
  • High-level MRP scheduling
  • Why standard kanban (pull) methods may not be effective for highly customized or low-volume products
  • How POLCA, a card-based shop floor control system, speeds the flow of jobs in these situations

Applying QRM in the Office

  • Defining product families for office operations
  • How to create office cells to streamline cost estimating, order processing and product engineering

Conquering Obstacles to QRM

  • Rethinking traditional efficiency and utilization measures
  • Examining case studies and examples to see how it's done
  • Identifying obstacles to implementing QRM and how to overcome them

Implementing QRM

  • Management mindset (cost-based versus time-based decisions)
  • Performance measures to support QRM
  • Steps to successful implementation
  • Group workshop: implementation of QRM in your organization


Ananth Krishnamurthy, Director

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Ananth Krishnamurthy assumed leadership of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing in January 2008. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the guidance of Prof. Rajan Suri, founder of the concept and methodology of Quick Response Manufacturing. Krishnamurthy has an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, also from UW-Madison, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India.

Involved with the QRM Center for a decade, Krishnamurthy conducted and managed numerous QRM projects as a research assistant, then returned as a speaker for QRM workshops and conferences. Holding training events in the United States and Europe has earned him worldwide recognition as an expert in the implementation of POLCA, a material-control system for low-volume or custom-engineered products and a key component of the overall QRM strategy.

Krishnamurthy has consulted for Alcoa, Rockwell Automation, Ingersoll, Johnson Controls, John Deere and Trek Bicycle. He has authored numerous publications in international journals, and he is a senior member of several professional organizations. Prior to leaving the position he held as Assistant Professor from 2002–2007 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Krishnamurthy was named winner of that institution's Engineering Excellence in Education Award for 2007.

Schedule & Lodging

Event Schedule

Day 1

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.

Day 2

Continental breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m.

Course from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Seminar attendees are responsible for their own lodging.  For your convenience we have reserved room blocks at the DoubleTree Hotel (event site) and the nearby Holiday Inn Express and Suites.


Lodging at the DoubleTree Hotel

525 W Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

To reserve a room at the DoubleTree Hotel, call 800-222-8733 (toll free) and identify yourself as a QRM event attendee or make reservations online at the DoubleTree Hotel's special web page for this event.  Room rate is $149 per night and the cutoff date for this rate is October 6, 2017.


Lodging at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites

610 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53713

To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, call (608) 709-5050 and mention the "How to Implement QRM" room block or make reservations online at the Holiday Inn web page (select dates of your stay and choose group code "HTI"). Room rate is $142 per night and the cutoff date for this rate is October 6, 2017. The hotel will provide a free shuttle to and from the seminar.

Fees and Deadlines

Course Fees

$1145 per person

Discounted fee for QRM Center members: $695 (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: October 25, 2017.

Cancellations after deadline of October 25, 2017 will be assessed 25% of enrollment fee.

Registration options:
Add to cart Qty Ticket Name Ticket Price
Workshop Fee $ 1,145.00
Add to cart Qty Ticket Name Ticket Price
Workshop Fee (QRM Center members) $ 695.00

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