Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)

Shorten your lead times by 90% by applying the QRM philosophy.

QRM goal

QRM's main objective is to drastically reduce lead times (75% to 95%). This is possible by reviewing the entire production process and the supporting administrative processes. QRM delivers the best results in a High mix Low volume environment.


A QRM project starts with the visualization of the current MCT (Manufacturing Critical Path Time).

QRM kopie

It is established classically that only 3 to 5% of the MCT added value is created. The most important cause of the long MCT is the sharp cleavage of processes in sub-processes. QRM is based on bringing individual process steps together into production cells. The production cells are controlled by a self-organizing team.

Benefits of the QRM philosophy

  • Shorter lead times
  • Less Work in Process - stock
  • Faster Time to Market
  • Fewer hierarchical levels
  • Better communication
  • Motivated employees
  • Growth in sales

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