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Training on quick response manufacturing in Genk

A new QRM Silver training series on Quick Response Manufacturing will start in spring 2024. QRM is a growth strategy based on reducing lead times. This four-part course will enable you to initiate a QRM project, carry out the analysis phase and support the implementation.

This training is postponed to a later date! 
Contact Pascal Pollet for more information.


The training, a collaboration between Sirris and the QRM Institute, consists of nine knowledge modules, spread over four days. The first half of the training focuses mainly on learning the basic principles, methods and tools of QRM. The second half of the programme focuses on practical application and implementation skills.

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Content overview

  • Module 1: Power of Time:  
    • How Time Thinking Provides New Perspectives, Manufacturing Critical path Time (MCT)
  • Module 2: Organisational Structure: 
    • Focus Target Market Segment (FTMS), cells in the office and in production
  • Module 3: System Dynamics:
    • Impact of variability and utilisation, the planning paradox, optimal lot size
  • Module 4: Company-wide deployment of QRM:
    • Lead time reduction at suppliers, R&D and the impact on cost accounting
  • Module 5: Social dynamics: teams and team development:
    • Composition and development of teams, new role for the manager
  • Module 6: QRM simulation game:
    • Analysis of a simulated production and application of QRM principles
  • Module 7: QRM implementation:
    • Analysis methods and change management
  • Module 8: Case Studies and Testimonials:
    • Applying QRM in case studies
  • Module 9: Applying QRM in one's own company

The training starts at 9:00 and ends at 17:00. Participants are welcome from 8:30. Lunch will be served during the day.

During the course, much attention is paid to 'soft skills' and change management. As a result, participants will be able to initiate a QRM project, carry out the analysis phase of a QRM implementation and support its implementation.

The programme is delivered by Belgian QRM experts, including several hard-skill trainers and one soft-skill trainer. More information about the trainers can be found here. The training sessions will be in Dutch.


At the end of the course, you can take part in the QRM Institute's certification exam if you wish. The knowledge of the participants is tested by means of a written theoretical exam. The implementation skills are tested by having the participants work out a case study.

The exam can be taken at home.  

Successful completion of the exam leads to the 'QRM Institute Silver' degree, on condition that at least 75% of the training course was also attended. After this training, you can also participate in the 'QRM Institute Gold' follow-up training. The 'QRM Institute Silver' training is given in several countries, thus the certification will also be valid abroad. 

For whom?

The course is aimed specifically at managers and executives with an interest in QRM, internal improvement coordinators and external consultants. 


Participants receive the following documentation:

  • An extensive documentation folder with the slides and case studies
  • The Dutch version of the book 'It's about time' by Rajan Suri
  • 'MCT Quick Reference Guide' van Rajan Suri


 Day 1Thursday 16 May 2024
 Day 2Thursday 30 May 2024
 Day 3Thursday 13 June 2024
 Day 4Thursday 27 June 2024

The optional exam will take place on 4 July 2024 (or on a day of your choice).


In order to keep interaction optimal, the number of registrations is limited to approximately 12 people.

  • Sirris/Agoria members: 2275 (VAT excluded)
  • Non-members: 2775 (VAT excluded)

The price includes all course materials, examination and registration fees.

In addition, Flemish SMEs can make use of the KMO portefeuille (the KMO portefeuille must be requested at the latest 14 calendar days after the first day of training). (Approval no. Sirris: DV.O105154).

For more information about the KMO-portefeuille: http://www.kmo-portefeuille.be

Can't make it to Genk?

A ten-part QRM Silver training series (evening sessions) will also be offered in Ghent, starting in March 2024.


16 May 2024 09:00 - 17:00


Sirris, Genk FacThory
Thor Park Poort 8027
3600 Genk

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€2275,- leden Sirris/Agoria | €2775,- andere

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16 May 2024 09:00 - 17:00


Sirris, Genk FacThory
Thor Park Poort 8027
3600 Genk

Google maps


€2275,- leden Sirris/Agoria | €2775,- andere