Upcoming QRM Events

The QRM Center offers a wide variety of training events, from introductory seminars to advanced workshops. QRM Center members are granted access to special working groups and case study presentations highlighting current implementation successes and challenges.

Join us at the 17th International Conference on Quick Response Manufacturing on September 19-20, 2022

Hear industry executives and QRM experts from across the world share case studies on results achieved and tutorials on application of QRM principles. Learn how others have used QRM to achieve dramatic results, transform their companies, and race ahead of their competition.

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How to Design Office Cells to Reduce Lead Times

Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 24, 2022 (C629)
    Live Online
Companies offering high-mix, low-volume or custom-engineered products spend significant time and resources in processing quotes, finalizing engineering designs, establishing bill of materials and purchasing critical components. Restructuring your operations into office cells could lead to significant improvements in long lead times, missed opportunities in quoting, delays in order processing, engineering changes, expediting and high costs. 

Practical Strategies to Support Cross-training, Teamwork, and Empowerment in Quick Response Cells

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  • Not currently scheduled. Click link above for program description.
How to effectively manage employees that are members of QRM cell teams. Topics include how to prioritize cross-training needs, how to incentivize employees to expand their range of skills and responsibilities, planning a job rotation strategy, and how to ramp up empowerment and accountability without overwhelming people.

POLCA The People-friendly Production Control System for High-mix, Low-volume and Custom Products

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  • Not currently scheduled. Click link above for program description.
Learn how a simple card-based visual system helps to manage complex factories with high-mix, low-volume environments. This workshop provides an overview of how POLCA works, success stories from companies using POLCA, and pointers for implementation.

Introduction to Quick Response Manufacturing

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  • Not currently scheduled. Click link above for program description.
A short and concise four hour introduction to the core principles of Quick Response Manufacturing including concepts to reduce lead times on the shop floor. Tailored to a busy industry professional’s schedule and offered at different locations around the country, this event is the perfect way to get a first taste of QRM.
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