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

During a half-day masterclass, the pioneer of the QRM philosophy Rajan Suri will make a more in-depth exploration of POLCA, an alternative for Kanban. POLCA has been especially developed for high-mix, low-volume and custom-engineered products, for which Kanban systems are less well suited.

The industry is clearly booming now. The biggest problem is no longer reducing costs, but getting the flow of orders delivered on time. Quick response manufacturing (QRM) is a growth strategy for companies that want to stand out with short lead times. The QRM World Conference in Eindhoven (19-21 June) is a unique opportunity to learn all about it.

Garsy produces metal structures for plants in public spaces. Expanding, while continuing to deliver on time or even faster was a major challenge for the future and the company wanted to tackle it as quickly as possible. They do so through investments and QRM.

Houtbuigerij Desmet has already used QRM successfully in its production process and in the office. These interventions freed up space and led to the next step: setting up the new felt cell according to QRM principles. The major benefit form this was the shorter lead time.

Esco Couplings manufactures various types of couplings for (rail) vehicles and other applications, mostly in small series and with a large variation. In order to continue to meet the demands of the customers, the company made some fundamental changes in the areas of production and general organisation. In doing so, it followed the principles of quick response manufacturing.

slimme assemblagelijn

Our new pilot line for cost-efficient small series production officially started On 18 October. We had an overwhelming turnout at the inauguration: a total of more than 200 people from the industry came to our Smart & Digital Factory in Kortrijk. This proves that what Sirris is offering is perfectly in line with the needs of our technological companies.

On 18 October we are presenting a new demonstrator at Kortrijk consisting of an assembly line with six cells which is completely in line with Industry 4.0 while fully embracing the strategies of QRM. This is how we can make the production of low volume product families with many variations as efficient as possible. Come along and find out more!

M-Design Production has for some time been making the best high quality sheet metal products, but delivery scheduling and production planning was often something of a challenge. Therefore the company decided to take a different approach to the production department and by extension, the entire company. The recent staged implementation of the new strategy, known as QRM, has certainly had a positive effect!

During the Masterclass on 10 October Rajan Suri, the world’s most visionary thinker about lead time reduction will explain how you can reduce your lead times, and increase customer satisfaction, while lowering costs and improving quality.