4Reorganizing Production

IN PART ONE I focused on setting the stage for QRM, providing the scenery that is the mental preparation for the actual QRM drama that is about to unfold. In this part, I will detail the production needs and key ideas behind implementing QRM for delivery of existing products. By existing products I mean products that make up your present offering to customers; they are in your current catalog, or lie within a defined envelope. These products may involve some degree of customization or design, but do not require radically new designs or technology.

QRM’s aim is to reduce lead time from receipt of order to shipment of the completed product. This involves all the processes in this cycle, including inside sales, order entry, ...

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