How To Use Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) To Reduce Lead Time Throughout Your Enterprise - Details
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Registration for this event is open from: 12 Jun, 2019 08:00 - 13 Sep, 2019 17:00
Where: Fluno Center , 601 University Avenue, Madison, Wis. 53715 (US).

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.

Time: 08:00 -  16:30
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Reduce MCT and make custom parts in less time

Quick Response Manufacturing’s (QRM) focus on lead time reduction provides a unifying theme driving improvements in both your internal operations and across your supply chain. It has helped many organization reduce inventories, improve delivery performance, reduce costs and improve cash flow.

In partnership with industry, the QRM Center has developed Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT), a precise QRM metric for lead time designed to capture how order processing, manufacturing, raw material procurement and shipping are linked while fulfilling customer orders. The metric allows you to discover new improvement opportunities by highlighting systemwide waste such as stockpiling finished goods and partially completed components.

This workshop will explain the MCT metric and feature hands-on group exercises to demonstrate how to create MCT maps to prioritize opportunities for improving order fulfillment. Focusing on MCT has helped companies cut lead times by over 80%, improve on-time delivery to over 99% and reduce costs by 10-15%.

What you will learn:

  • MCT definition and advantages of this metric
  • Application of MCT to improve internal operations, supply chain operations or OEM supply base performance
  • Business impact of MCT reduction
  • Reduce overhead
  • Use of the QRM Center’s Web-based MCT Mapping Tool – available free of charge
  • MCT and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – how MCT complements the VSM approach and sharpens a VSM analysis



Rajan Suri, Founding Director

Rajan Suri

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.


Nathan Stoflet, Manager, John Deere Harvester Works


Nathan Stoflet is the Global Commodity Manager of Metal Fabrication at John Deer Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois. His areas of expertise include operations management, supply chain management, Lean and Quick Response Manufacturing.  He is a frequent contributor to the QRM Center's instruction of the Manufacturing Critical-path Time metric.

Nathan started at John Deere as a supplier development engineer in 2003 and in 2006 was appointed supervisor, responsible for aligning and improving supplier order-fulfillment capabilities and providing increased flexibility and responsiveness, improved utilization of assets and lower overall costs.  Prior to joining Deere, he was a continuous improvement engineer at Pella Corporation.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Schedule & Lodging

Event Schedule

Continental breakfast and workshop check-in starting at 7:30 a.m.

Course from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Fluno Center







Lodging at the Fluno Center

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 Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fees and Deadlines

Course Fees

$425 per person

Discounted fee for QRM Center members: $275 (QRM member companies may enroll up to five people at the member rate.)

Fee covers workbook, continental breakfast and lunch.


Registration deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019

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

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