Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)
Shorten your lead times by 90% by applying the QRM philosophy.
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).
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