QRM World Conference - Eindhoven 2018
The biggest QRM event of 2018
On the 19th & 20th of June, the biggest QRM event of this year will take place at Van der Valk Hotel in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. An utmost interesting and extensive conference that is fundamental for (future) QRM companies. During this three-day gathering, the most recent developments concerning Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) will be discussed. There will be interesting masterclasses, case studies, workshops, simulation games and plenty of opportunities to network. Special guest is Dr. Rajan Suri, Founder of the QRM strategy.
On Monday the 18th of June, Dr. Suri will provide a Quick Response Manufacturing masterclass specially for 'newcomers'. He will extensively explain how QRM helps drastically reduce lead times. Tickets for this masterclass are only available in combination with a conference visit (Tuesday and/or Wednesday).
The morning of Thursday the 21st of June has been specially reserved for a company visit of choice. Four QRM-minded companies have been carefully selected to give you the best insights of what QRM can do for your company. Please note that it is only possible to visit one company per person. All four company visits begin simultaneously.
Eindhoven is bursting with energy, and we are glad to share it with you. When you google innovation, it is no coincidence that the first images you find are light bulbs. Over 125 years ago, Philips brought light to Eindhoven. Nowadays, Eindhoven is a bustling city in transition, with a constant flow of new developments in the fields of creativity, innovation, technology, design and knowledge.
Discover the broad selection of hotspots, highlights, events and other activities to help you get to know the design capital of the Netherlands. Visit the city centre for some shopping and dining, wander through Eindhoven’s technological past and future at the Strijp-S site or explore one of the other exciting city districts. Discover Eindhoven’s vibe, both in popular hangouts and off the beaten track.
If you wish to read more on what Eindhoven has to offer during your visit, please visit www.thisiseindhoven.com .
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the QRM World Conference attendees at the Van der Valk Hotel in Eindhoven. If you wish to stay at the hotel during the Conference, please mention the following reference code when booking to receive the special QRM World Conference room price of €80.00 per night : EIN-GF94311. Reservations can be made via email@example.com
The hotel is easily accessible by car just off the A2 motorway. Approximately 15 minutes from Eindhoven Airport, 80 minutes from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam and 85 minutes from Zaventem Airport Brussels.
Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven
5644 RL, Eindhoven
+31 40 211 60 33
Meet, network and share knowledge
During the conference, the focus will be on the following issues:
Become a strong, competitive company in a globalizing economy
Increase customer satisfaction
Drastically reduce lead times
Improve the quality of your products
Successfully implement changes in your organization
Lower the overall organizational costs
Enable your organization to respond quicker to rapidly changing markets
Develop your staff and increase their involvement and ownership
Monday, 18th of June 2018
09:35 - 10:35
Scott Forest - RenewAire
10:50 - 11:35
Saskia Laval - LavalBusiness
Customers would be much happier if manufacturers could eliminate waiting.
11:35 - 12:20
Allard Droste - Aldowa
In a very interactive manner Allard will take the audience into his world.
13:20 - 14:00 - Track 1
After a severe downturn, Forecreu diversified into orthopedics based on their unique proprietary technology.
14:00 - 14:40 - Track 1
Sumitomo's QRM journey started in 2013, with the main objective of reducing the lead times in office processes.
15:10 - 15:50 - Track 1
In order to provide their clients with shorter lead times, Eugène Perma.
15:50 - 16:30 - Track 1
Provan is a Belgian metalworking subcontractor that has been successfully applying QRM since 2012.
13:20 -14:00 - Track 2
Michael will take you into the world of leadership & QRM and reveal how they have overcome their leadership..
14:00 -14:40 - Track 2
This talk will explain how a new organizational structure with cells was implemented in a medium-sized company.
15:10 - 15:50 - Track 2
Esco Couplings NV manufactures a large variety of customized couplings for different markets.
15:50 - 16:30 - Track 2
OJ Electronics implemented its first Quick Response Manufacturing cell in 2014 as a "one stop shopping" QRM cell..
13:20 - 14:40 - Track 3
13:20 - 14:40 - Track 4
How to implement QRM
13:20 - 16:30 - Track 5
Office Simulation Game
15:10 - 16:30 - Track 3
How to attract interest in QRM
15:10 - 16:30 - Track 4
MCT by Rajan Suri
Organizing the Shop Floor in High-Variety/Low-Volume
Tuesday, 19th of June 2018, 13:20 – 16:40
Shop floor organization is an important topic in manufacturing companies and gains substantial attention in Lean and QRM practice and in the Operations Management literature. Managers working in a high-variety/low-volume (HV/LV) context ask for short and reliable throughput times of their products. This asks for a good shop floor layout and cell design combined with an appropriate planning and control strategy. Good leadership of the HV/LV cells is needed to organize the workforce and improve continuously. Card-based systems can be helpful to control the flow of work at the shop floor and to support work organization. Next to this, operations managers have to understand the opportunities of new technology and its’ impact on job floor organization. This track covers all these topics and presents new insights from applied research.
The track is linked to the so-called EuroLean/QRM project which focuses on the needs for education of (future) operations managers in HV/LV. In this project, some important ideas were gained and elements developed for creating a Living Learning Community (LLC) for (future) operations managers and researchers in HV/LV. This LLC may serve the QRM community.
13:20 - 13:50
Key topics in HV/LV shop floor management - an introduction to the EuroLean/QRM project
13:50 - 14:20
Design of a POLCA Cellular System: linking FTMS thinking and Factory Physics Principles
14:20 - 14:40
The role of leadership in the transitioning process towards autonomously functioning cells
By Paul J. van Loon from Censor | For Change and Ken Soedira from the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands.
15:10 - 15:40
Card-Based, Pull Control Strategies for a High Mix Manufacturing System
15:40 - 16:10
Human robot collaboration and operator guidance in flexible assembly
16:10 - 16:40
Elements of a Living Learning Community for Operations Managers and Researchers in HV/LV
Wednesday, 20th of June 2018
09:20 - 10:00
Industry 4.0 is everywhere, but when it comes to cases of explicit use and benefits there are many vague..
10:00 - 11:00
Niels Pflaeging - BetaCodex
15:40 - 16:20
Paul J. van Loon - Censor
According to Paul, the modern, future-proof organization has to be a Quick Response Organization; more flexible and more adaptable than ever.
11:30 - 12:10 - Track 1
Deventer Profielen started the implementation of QRM in 2014. Firstly, with a pilot in the customer-specific..
12:10 - 12:50 - Track 1
13:50 - 14:30 - Track 1
In 2015, Niko started their QRM journey with just one cell in the Manual Assembly..
14:30 - 15:10 - Track 1
Bregil created flow and significantly reduced delivery times by working with autonomous teams.
11:30 - 12:10 - Track 2
It should all have been so easy. An international project team, backing from the CEO and a predominance of waiting time on the MCT map.
12:10 - 12:50 - Track 2
Wagenbouw HapertFrom 18 to 100 trailers per day due to Lean and QRM
Hapert started implementing Lean Manufacturing approximately 15 years ago.
13:50 - 14:30 - Track 2
The initial introduction of QRM at Fette in 2015, where a pilot cell has been..
14:30 - 15:10 - Track 2
Learn about Alcon’s first steps in a journey that is already delivering a new..
11:30 - 12:50 - Track 3
11:30 - 12:50 - Track 4
Organize for Complexity: An interactive thought clinic
11:30 - 15:10 - Track 5
FTMS Platinum Game
13:50 - 15:10 - Track 3
QRM & Finance
13:50 - 15:10 - Track 4
MCT by Rajan Suri
Thursday, 21st of June 2018
08:00 - 14:00
08:30 - 13:30
08:30 - 13:30
Fully booked - Wagenbouw Hapert
08:30 - 13:30