Quick Response Manufacturing

Over the past two years, we have worked closely with the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to both reduce lead times and improve response times throughout all facets of our business.

Our efforts have allowed us the opportunity to provide smaller lot sizes at pricing that was previously applied only to long runs and high volumes. This improvement translates into lower inventories and improved cash flow.

Quick Response Manufacturing is beneficial to our customers by ensuring the following:

  • The ability to cope with unexpected changes in demand while maintaining a high level of service
  • Reduced lead time
  • Improved response time
  • Supply that meets the demand
  • Lower inventories
  • Increased cash flow

How does Nicolet Plastics define Quick Response Manufacturing?

Fast = We guarantee a reduced lead time, and deliver customized products in significantly less time than our competition.

Fluid = We possess the flexibility to adjust to fluctuations in the process without degradation of service, and we offer quick response at every stage of customer interaction.

Flexible = Change is a way of life. We believe it is an opportunity, not a threat. We ensure higher productivity through improved integration of processes as well as a highly skilled and cross-trained work force.