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Harnesses ready to be tested and braided .
for machine time , it ran and sat off in the corner waiting for the next machine . The more orders you run through such a system , the longer the time between jobs ,” he noted .
According to Larry , most companies handle this by extending their lead-times , but they found the longer the lead-times , the less accurate their forecasts were . “ When you focus on what happens in between jobs , you naturally shorten your lead-times , and the focus of QRM is that once you start a job , it doesn ’ t shut down until it ships to the customer .”
InSource has been able to reduce their MCT dramatically . They went from averaging 56 days ( including materials acquisition ) when they first started the analysis , to about 28 days today . “ Build days ” went from 21 days to about 14 .
QRM does require much stronger partnerships with suppliers , however . “ I can tell you the “ build days ” number is actually up from our low of eight days about two years ago , so we have actually lost some ground because of supply chain issues ,” he lamented .
The company actually has nine cells running . Each cell has its bespoke cutters , splicers , braiders , testers and all the things it takes to produce a particular product . Instead of
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