University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Quick Response Manufacturing Consortium

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3160 Engineering Centers Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572
Tel: 608/262-4709
Fax: 608/265-4017


THIS CONSORTIUM ALLOWS industrial partners to interact with the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing. Research into QRM implementation conducted cooperatively by faculty, students and member firms results in a better understanding of problems and issues. Findings are shared through center workshops, conferences and seminars, and members may choose to exchange performance information for benchmarking.

Some benefits of QRM include:


  • Lead times reduced by 75-95%
  • Decreased manufacturing costs
  • Increased market share
  • Filling customer orders faster
  • Boosting product quality
  • Introducing new products rapidly
  • Eliminating waste and inefficiency
  • Securing manufacturing future