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QRM from an Employee's Perspective, or ‘WIIFM?’

Prior to implementing Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) cells, management should spend some time preparing answers …

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Why a better cost calculation, may reduce profits

The pricing of a product has a large influence on the sales revenue and the profit. Surprisingly, research shows that a more accurate cost estimation …

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Why you shouldn't aim for perfection

Aiming for perfection sounds interesting, but it can also be a pitfall. Economically speaking, perfection appears to be far from ideal …

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VUCA: the new reality - by Dominique Andreux

Welcome to the new reality. The Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) inherent in today’s world is now becoming the ‘new reality’…

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Working in teams: Cell structure is the future

We are developing into a Quick Response Society where everyone and everything is interconnected, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week …

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Working in teams: QRM and work cells (Q-ROC’s)

Working in teams? That’s nothing new for most companies. By placing a group of employees together, they will work in a team context. Constructive, right? …

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The paradox of planning - by Pascal Pollet

Planning tools often generate high expectations. In this blog you will read why even the most advanced planning tools often disappoint …

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AVAILABLE NOW IN ENGLISH! The MCT Quick Reference Guide

This handy book is a working reference, and a must-have, for all QRM practitioners using the MCT metric in continuous improvement projects! …

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MCT Mapping Tool

The first key concept of QRM is “realizing the importance of time”. It helps the company and its managers become aware of its true value and understand how long delays affect …

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QRM VS LEAN MANUFACTURING

Currently the concept of Lean has become a bit vague, as many other techniques or methodologies included within the range of Lean Manufacturing. That’s why it is often difficult to …

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Four keys to QRM - Latest blog by Sirris:

Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) can rightly be called the production strategy of the 21st century. This approach, which is specifically …

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Rushing orders is (almost) never acceptable!

Around Christmastime, it seems to be the end of the world for many companies. Everybody is
working overtime to get the orders …

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Why advanced planning tools are sometimes disappointing

Many manufacturing companies dream about streamlined planning and investing in advanced planning tools. This way they hope to control … 

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Introducing member... 4Results, Poland

4Results is a Polish consulting and training company founded in 2005. The headquarters is situated in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The company has …

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How to simply measure the quality of cooperation

Everybody realizes that excellent cooperation in an organization is essential in achieving results, but how do you measure the quality …

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IMPORTANCE OF A BOARD MEETING IN A QRM IMPLEMENTATION

What is a board meeting? It’s a method for communicating and sharing information from a central point in the department. It’s important that …

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The formula of success - by Sergi Mussons

I would like to ask you to think about how you would best define leadership. Close your eyes and stop reading. Think about how you would …

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Why you should no longer focus on supply reliability

Supply reliability is an important factor for many customers when assessing your company. How can you improve it? Research has shown that …

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Introducing member... Sirris, Belgium

Sirris is the collective centre of the Belgian technology industry. Founded in 1949 as a non-profit organisation with the mission to improve the …

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How QRM boosts your Industry 4.0 transformation

After working in North America for 20 years, Olivier went back to his home country France where he recently visited Global Industry 2019 …

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Introducing member... QRM Institute Barcelona

QRM Institute Barcelona is the official centre for the dissemination of agile operation strategies and Quick Response Manufacturing in Spain …

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Why a paperless factory is bad for your company

Industry 4.0 and digitization are the modern buzzwords in the industry. The confidence in the power of digital technologies is now so great …

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INTRODUCING MEMBER… QUICK RESPONSE ENTERPRISE

Quick Response Enterprise is a consulting organization located in Lyon, France. We help companies grow in fast-moving and volatile environments …

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WHY TRULY SMART FACTORIES ARE ASTONISHINGLY SIMPLE

The ‘smart factory’ is a magical term in the modern industry. Case studies indicate that you have to make your factory simpler, before you can …

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SLASHING LEAD TIMES IN BELGIUM WITH QRM & POLCA

A few years ago, management at Provan, a small metalworking subcontractor in Genk, Belgium, found that they had become victims of their own success …

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Creating flow with System Dynamics

When people generally react to QRM: “Isn’t that planning to 80% capacity?” That indeed is the first number we call out when it comes to creating flow …

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‘THE PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO POLCA’

What does the implementation of POLCA mean in practice? The founder of QRM, Rajan Suri, has published a new book about POLCA …

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