Reduce Lead Times in All Phases of Manufacturing and Office Operations

Posted by Marketing Support on Jan 11, 2016 1:18:25 PM

IMEC_WorkshopAre you a business leader looking to build a strong foundation for long-term growth? Would you like to reduce lead time in your day-to-day operations?

Becoming certified in Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) will significantly help your company in reducing costs and increasing market share.

The certification program for QRM practitioners, professional managers or external consultants will be offered January 27-28, February 25, and March 24.

What is Quick Response Manufacturing?

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is a company-wide strategy to reduce lead times across your enterprise and speed production of low-volume, high-mix or custom-engineered products. QRM is commonly used to:

  • Rapidly introduce new products
  • Reduce cost and overhead
  • Increase market share
  • Improve on-time delivery
  • Slash manufacturing lead times
  • Produce higher-quality parts
  • Eliminate non-value added work
  • Improve through-put

What You Will Learn From Session One – January 27-28

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) provides a time-tested set of principles and tools to reduce lead time throughout the extended enterprise and build a strong foundation for long term growth. Companies that have applied QRM describe lead times reduced by 80% or more while reducing costs significantly and increasing market share.

You’ll learn how QRM helps you:

  • Slash lead times in manufacturing and office operations by 80% or more
  • Rapidly introduce new products
  • Cut manufacturing costs
  • Reduce overhead
  • Manufacture higher-quality products
  • Increase market share

Overview of Session Two – February 25

Applying Quick Response Manufacturing

The workshop will examine in more detail:

  • Manufacturing Critical-Path Time (MCT)
  • Focused Target Market Segment (FTMS)
  • Quick Response Office Cells (Q-ROC)

The typical barriers to implementation will be discussed along with change management concepts to help overcome them. It is highly recommended but not required to attend the 2-day Elements of QRM workshop prior to this workshop. There will be time reserved for questions specific to attendee’s operations.

Overview of Session Three – March 24

Advanced Principles of Quick Response Manufacturing

This workshop is designed for practitioners who are implementing QRM or are considering it and want to understand the concepts for assuring that lead time reduction is effectively applied throughout their enterprise.

Following a brief overview of QRM, it will feature an in-depth analysis of QRM financial impact, System Dynamics, and the application of POLCA (Kanban alternative for custom operations).

This workshop will also use case studies to see how companies have sustained QRM success. It is highly recommended but not required to attend the 2-day Elements of QRM workshop and the Applying QRM workshop prior to attending this session.

Tempus Institute Certificate Program

Attendance at all three workshops meets the training requirement for the Tempus Institute Level One Certificate of QRM Knowledge.

The Certificate of CompletionLevel One: QRM Knowledge will be awarded to candidates who demonstrate a thorough understanding of the concepts of Quick Response Manufacturing and its application.

It is expected that holders of this certificate will be able to effectively communicate the elements of Quick Response Manufacturing and participate in its implementation to meet enterprise goals.

The Level One certificate requires 1) 32 hours of approved QRM training and read Dr. Suri’s books on QRM, 2) participate in one QRM project, and 3) pass a 3-hour open book examination on QRM.

IMEC-hosted testing center will be held at NIU Rockford on May 18, 2016.

Fees for the Exam: A $250 fee is due at the time of application, or when submitting an intent to apply. An additional $250 is due at the time of the exam.

To participate in the QRM training hours, please contact your local IMEC specialist for more information by calling 888.806.4632 or visit

Register online at or call 888-806-4632

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