Quick Response Manufacturing: A Company-wide Approach to Reducing Lead Times, by Rajan Suri
This definitive volume on the subject of Quick Response Manufacturing demonstrates how a small but growing number of companies in the U.S. Midwest are leapfrogging their lean competitors. QRM strategy is particularly suited to reducing lead times for low-volume, high-mix or custom-engineered products.
While everyone knows that time is money, this book demonstrates that for manufacturing companies, time is a whole lot more money than most managers realize! This book is intended to be a quick read to convince executives to implement QRM strategy as well as an overview for all employees to help them support the QRM implementation.
This handy book is a working reference for practitioners using the MCT metric. MCT is a time-based metric that supports continuous improvement projects, since it quantifies an organizations total system-wide waste. This Guide provides the key rules and guidelines for using MCT. It serves as a reminder of the main points as well as a checklist to ensure that you have taken into account the major items needed for MCT calculation and use.