Member Benefits

The QRM Center is a partnership between industry members, faculty and students. Our goal is to help each member achieve and sustain a successful QRM implementation. QRM Center membership benefits are designed to give companies a comprehensive support structure for lasting QRM success.

What you will get with your membership:

Basic Membership, Fee: $3,150 (per company, per year)

Reduced rates for QRM seminars, workshops and conferences

To be successful with QRM, everyone involved needs to be “on board” and have an understanding of QRM principles. As a member of the QRM Center, your employees can choose between 10-12 QRM training events per year – all at significantly reduced rates.

Monthly Virtual Networking Meetings

QRM Center members can participate in monthly virtual networking meetings to discuss implementation issues and remain engaged with the QRM Center.

Plant Tours

Witness QRM in action!  Several long-term member companies have graciously offered to host tours of their facility to demonstrate how they utilize QRM to beat their competition.

Members-only events

The QRM Center is set up to share common QRM challenges and find solutions. Members have the opportunity to participate in members-only events such as regular working group meetings, webinars and visits to member companies to view their operations.

Exclusive invitation to student-industry project presentations

Every year, the QRM Center conducts several improvement projects with industry members as part of an expanded membership. As a member, you will get a free invitation to attend project presentations by student teams at the end of each spring semester and industry case study presentations by indvidual students.

Direct access to University of Wisconsin faculty with long experience with QRM implementation

QRM Center membership provides you with ongoing affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a highly respected institution that provides a link to cutting-edge research in manufacturing engineering and related fields.

Participate in shaping the future of the QRM Center

QRM member companies help set the Center’s agenda and priorities for the coming year through participation in the QRM Executive Committee.

Expanded Membership, Fee: $12,900 (per company, per year)

When you join at the expanded level, you receive all benefits of Basic membership plus you have the opportunity to participate in applied research projects conducted by the QRM Center.  These projects may include student team projects, graduate student independent study projects or faculty projects.  All member companies participating under the Expanded Membership fee are encouraged to propose topics for longer-term research projects and offer their facilities as sources for empirical data. All projects are supervised by one or more UW faculty.

Applied research projects often include multiple student visits to the workplace over a 3-4 month period to investigate elements of QRM implementation at the member company.  Using their classroom training, faculty guidance and data analysis, the projects make recommendations to initiate or improve QRM implementations in industry.