QRM World Conference - Eindhoven 2018

Odoo image and text block

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.

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.

Venue

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 .

Hotel

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 reservations@eindhoven.valk.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
Aalsterweg 322
5644 RL, Eindhoven
reservations@eindhoven.valk.com
+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

       



         QRM World Conference Eindhoven - 19th & 20th of June 2018

      Register now! Conference Schedule

      Our Sponsors:


       

      Monday, 18th of June 2018

      Pre-Conference Tutorial

      QRM Cases

      13:00 - 17:00

      Masterclass Rajan Suri

      A half day masterclass on: Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM). A Competitive Strategy for Low-Volume and Custom-Engineered Products.

      Read more

      Keynote Speakers

      09:35 - 10:35

      Scott Forest - RenewAire

      "New" facility on a "Mature" QRM foundation: Getting and keeping a time-based mindset and culture


      Read more

      10:50 - 11:35

      Saskia Laval - LavalBusiness

      What are we waiting for?
      Customers would be much happier if manufacturers could eliminate waiting.


      Read more

      11:35 - 12:20

      Allard Droste - Aldowa

      How does work become fun and effective again?
      In a very interactive manner Allard will take the audience into his world.

      Read more

      Cases

      13:20 - 14:00 -  Track 1

      Forecreu                                    

      How to serve the medical device industry better thanks to QRM?
      After a severe downturn, Forecreu diversified into orthopedics based on their unique proprietary technology.

      Read more

      14:00 - 14:40 - Track 1

      Hansen

      How Sumitomo reduced the office lead times by 50%
      Sumitomo's QRM journey started in 2013, with the main objective of reducing the lead times in office processes.

      Read more

      15:10 - 15:50 - Track 1 

      Eugène Perma

      Nothing ever stops an order. From order to delivery through the distributional channel
      In order to provide their clients with shorter lead times, Eugène Perma..

      Read more 

      15:50 - 16:30 - Track 1

      Shapeways

      QRM - The Final Frontier
      In 2016 Shapeways shared their learnings of applying QRM internally. Cutting lead times in more than half and enhancing throughput three times..

      Read more

      13:20 -14:00 - Track 2

      Suselbeek                                  

      How to build a leadership pipeline with QRM
      Michael will take you into the world of leadership & QRM and reveal how they have overcome their leadership..

      Read more

      14:00 -14:40 - Track 2

      Hofman     

      QRM as a tool for creating a well organised structure
      This talk will explain how a new organizational structure with cells was implemented in a medium-sized company.

      Read more

      15:10 - 15:50 - Track 2             

      Esco Couplings 

      How we reduced our lead time by 75% in a high mix/low volume market
      Esco Couplings NV manufactures a large variety of customized couplings for different markets.

        Read more

      15:50 - 16:30 - Track 2          

      OJ Electronics 

      When Quick Response becomes a way of thinking
      OJ Electronics implemented its first Quick Response Manufacturing cell in 2014 as a "one stop shopping" QRM cell..

        Read more

      Workshops

      13:20 - 14:40 - Track 3   

      System Dynamics

      A practical approach to System Dynamics. Experience a practical approach to a core concept of Quick Response Manufacturing.

      Read more

      13:20 - 14:40 - Track 4

      How to implement QRM

      There are many company success stories about the results acheived due to the implementation of QRM. This makes it clear that QRM is a powerful strategy..

      Read more

      13:20 - 16:30 - Track 5

      Office Simulation Game 

      The Office Simulation Game is designed to demonstrate the difference between the typical functional office arrangement and a Quick Response Office Cell.

      Read more

      15:10 - 16:30 - Track 3

      How to attract interest in QRM

      When you start change within a company, it is essential that your co-workers are motivated in heading in this new this new direction.

      Read more

      QRM Cases

      15:10 - 16:30 - Track 4

      MCT by Rajan Suri

      Using MCT-Mapping to identify lead time reduction opportunities. Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) is a precise time-based metric which highlights..

      Read more

      Wednesday, 20th of June 2018

      Keynote Speakers

      09:20 - 10:00

      Florian Weigmann

      Industry 4.0 meets QRM - a perfect match for manufacturers
      Industry 4.0 is everywhere, but when it comes to cases of explicit use and benefits there are many vague..

      Read more

      10:00 - 11:00

      Niels Pflaeging - BetaCodex

      Complexitools: How to revitalize work and make entire organizations fit for a complex world – aligned with QRM principles and sooner than you think

      Read more

      15:40 - 16:20

      Paul J. van Loon - Censor

      Stop Down Management
      According to Paul, the modern, future-proof organization has to be a Quick Response Organization; more flexible and more adaptable than ever.

      Read more 

      Cases

      11:30 - 12:10 - Track 1           

      Deventer Profielen   

      How we managed to do the work in only 4 days a week
      Deventer Profielen started the implementation of QRM in 2014. Firstly, with a pilot in the customer-specific..

      Read more

      12:10 - 12:50 - Track 1                

      Nirvel

      Reducing lead times in the cosmetics sector, with continuous manufacturing and irregular demand with small and large batches.


      Read more

      13:50 - 14:30 - Track 1            

      Niko

      Developing autonomous teams: the key to their success with QRM
      In 2015, Niko started their QRM journey with just one cell in the Manual Assembly..

      Read more

      14:30 - 15:10 - Track 1             

      Bregil

      Working autonomously and the art of planning
      Bregil created flow and significantly reduced delivery times by working with autonomous teams.

      Read more

      11:30 - 12:10 - Track 2             

      Zehnder

      Understanding ERP with MCT
      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.

      Read more

      12:10 - 12:50 - Track 2              

      Wagenbouw Hapert

      From 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                

      LMT

      The Fette Speed System – The link between Company Strategy and QRM Production System
      The initial introduction of QRM at Fette in 2015, where a pilot cell has been..

      Read more 

      14:30 - 15:10 - Track 2                

      Alcon

      How Alcon implemented QRM and restructured a Motorsport Engineering environment
      Learn about Alcon’s first steps in a journey that is already delivering a new..

        Read more

      Workshops

      11:30 - 12:50 - Track 3

      POLCA

      How to better manage capacity instead of stock. How POLCA can improve your shop floor management. POLCA is a powerful concept for managing..

      Read more

      11:30 - 12:50 - Track 4

      Organize for Complexity: An interactive thought clinic

      In this highly participative workshop, or “thought clinic”, Niels invites you to discuss and debate how any..

        Read more

      11:30 - 15:10 - Track 5

      FTMS Platinum Game 

      Creating a cellular organisation through the QRM-approach. Creating separate streams for job activities with different complexities and characteristics is..

      Read more 

      13:50 - 15:10 - Track 3

      QRM & Finance 

      The usual financial thinking and reporting in companies is not sufficient within a QRM environment. Not only can it affect the sales by improper allocation of of..

      Read more

      QRM Cases

      13:50 - 15:10 - Track 4

      MCT by Rajan Suri

      Using MCT-Mapping to identify lead time reduction opportunities. Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) is a precise time-based metric which highlights..

      Read more


      Thursday, 21st of June 2018

      Company Visits

      08:00 - 14:00

      Deventer Profielen

      Deventer Profielen started the implementation of QRM in 2014. Firstly, with a pilot in the customer-specific framework department..

      Read more

      08:30 - 13:30

      Shapeways

      The Shapeways factory is an interesting place to visit. State of the art printing technology is combined with still quite a few manual processes.

      Read more

      08:30 - 13:30

      Wagenbouw Hapert

      Hapert started implementing Lean Manufacturing approximately 15 years ago. Over time, the increasing numbers and increasing product range..

      Read more 

      08:30 - 13:30

      First Impression

      With the focus on rapid growth, we started to divide the company in to five teams in order to maintain speed in the processes and prevent..

      Read more 

         QRM World Conference Eindhoven - 19th & 20th of June 2018

      Read more Register now! Conference Schedule

      Our Sponsors: