If you’re looking for a way to face increased customisation, smaller batch sizes and faster response to changes in customer demand, QRM offers many advantages. This company-wide growth strategy will reduce your lead times throughout the whole organisation, both in office processes and on the shop floor. Sirris is here to show you the ropes or to provide you with the necessary training.
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For highly customized environments
While many lean manufacturing methods focus on mass production environments, QRM is mainly intended for high-mix-low-volume environments. The idea is simple: shorten the time between order and delivery. But QRM also serves to quickly launch a well-designed new product. The increased agility and responsiveness this brings along will undoubtedly create a competitive advantage.
7 concrete benefits QRM offers
- Shorter lead times (50%-90%)
- Better delivery reliability
- Fewer hidden costs
- Improved customer satisfaction
- More employee ownership
- Quicker product development
- Fewer quality issues and less rework
Guidance trhough QRM's four principles
Leveraging the power of time
We help you clearly visualise lead times and eliminate costs related to long lead times, such as overtime, excess inventories and expediting.
Creating the right organisational structure
By establishing multidisciplinary and fully autonomous QRM cells, you obtain a higher degree of resource flexibility.
Exploiting systems dynamics
Let us show you how to make better-informed decisions with insights in the relations between lot-sizing, capacity utilisation, variability and lead time.
Building a company-wide strategy
Side by side, we look at your lead times across all functions, from order processing and material planning to new product introduction.
Training and certification
In addition to dedicated support with the implementation of QRM, Sirris also offers training in cooperation with the international QRM Institute. Get certified trough one of these official courses:
Introduction to the 4 principles of QRM and the transformation playbook. This training turns operational personnel into local QRM ambassadors.
Learn how to carry out a full QRM analysis and how to assist in projects under the supervision of Gold graduates or an external QRM consultant.
Lead company-wide QRM projects, organise basic training for your colleagues, develop a team mindset and stimulate change management at the leadership level.
Become a QRM instructor. This training mainly consists of individual coaching and several retreats to perfect your own instruction and inspiration skills.
Eager to discover more about QRM?
The QRM Institute, co-founded by Sirris, organises workshops and conferences, provides training material, hands out certifications, conducts research, and publishes articles.
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