HAN Lean-QRM Events

Using MCT to improve Internal 0perations and Supply Chain

Tuesday October 3rd the HAN Lean-QRM Centre will organize a workshop on Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT). In partnership with colleagues from several major corporations, Professor Rajan Suri, founder of QRM, has developed the concept of MCT, a precise and unified metric for continuous improvement. This metric highlights improvement opportunities by clearly quantifying system-wide waste. The metric can be used for both your internal operations as well as for your supply chain.

About the workshop

This half-day workshop will define MCT, provide a business case for the use of MCT, and show you how to calculate it via examples. The workshop will cover:

• MCT definition and examples explaining how to use the definition properly
• How MCT affects your business performance and the impact of MCT reduction on cost, quality and on-time delivery
• Justification of MCT as a unified, enterprise-wide metric for continuous improvement
• Numerical examples of MCT calculation in internal operations and the supply chain
• Using Little’s Law and other tips and pointers to help you calculate MCT
• Using MCT Mapping to communicate opportunities and convince management
• Differences between MCT Mapping and Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
• Using MCT in Purchasing and Supply Management

The workshop will include “hands-on” sessions where attendees will work on numerical examples to help understand how to calculate MCT correctly, and by the end of the session participants will create a full MCT Map for an example factory. Participants of the workshop will also receive Suri’s latest book, the MCT Quick Reference Guide.

About Rajan Suri

Rajan Suri is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Bachelors degree from Cambridge University (England) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Professor Suri is the Founding Director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a consortium in which around 300 companies have worked with the University on developing and implementing QRM strategies. Dr. Suri is author of the original book on QRM, Quick Response Manufacturing: A Companywide Approach to Reducing Lead Times (Productivity Press, 1998), as well as the latest book on QRM, It’s About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing (Productivity Press, 2010).
In 1999, Suri was made a Fellow of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and in 2006 he received SME’s Sargent Award for the creation and implementation of Quick Response Manufacturing strategy. In 2010, Suri was inducted into the Industry Week 2010 Manufacturing Hall of Fame for the development of QRM and his efforts in helping U.S. manufacturers stay competitive.

Target audience

Managers and employees in:
• Operations;
• Supply Chain;
• Purchasing;
• Planning and Manufacturing;
• Continuous Improvement.


Tuesday October 3rd 2017

13.00 -13.30 reception and registration
13.30 -18.00 workshop
18.00 -19.00 drinks and networking opportunity

Hotel Haarhuis, Stationsplein 1, Arnhem
Travel directions

Costs for participation in the workshop is €250,- per person. Partner companies get a 20% discount. Participants of the workshop will receive Suri’s latest book, the MCT Quick Reference Guide.


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