Today’s “Factories of the Future” are shifting to Time-Based Thinking Based on Powerful Strategies Developed at the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Even if you have a small family-owned business or your company is a division of a large multi-national organization, it may be time to incorporate Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) methods to reduce product lead time and improve the flow of money.
From smart phones to smart ideas, what’s a banker to do? “Leverage new technology that aligns with the bank’s services and don’t focus on the ‘gadget du jour,”’ said Kevin Moland, Director of Product Management –ProfitStars, one of the speakers at the September 11th conference during the session, “Mobile Doesn’t Matter” at Monona Terrace.”
…but why are we talking about it now
In 1910, when the famed Flexner Report was published, it brought about such sweeping reforms of all 155 U.S. medical schools that about half the schools ended up closing down.
Over 100 years ago, Abraham Flexner was hired by the Carnegie Foundation to visit all medical schools in the U.S. to investigate medical education. Since then, medical education has not even come close to seeing the sweeping reforms of the Flexner era.
Accomplishing big goals that involve the challenges of security, risk and governance, takes a combination of innovative strategies, resolve, a culture that prioritizes IT, and sometimes a lot of patience.
Even in an ideal environment, Dave Wittwer, President and Chief Executive Officer, TDS Telecommunications and Keynote presenter at last week’s Fusion CEO-CIO 2013 Symposium, told attendees “If you have everything perfectly lined up, the environment isn’t going to let you move forward—things keep coming over the wall.”