The Product Data Management Professionals

Trusted advice, hands-on implementation. QR_ provides Product Data management consultancy services and automation to manufacturers, technologists and Tier 1 suppliers seeking to build lasting capability, accelerate and de-risk complex programmes, and improve engineering efficiency.

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Decarbonisation and other major disruptors of the global economy are driving an unprecedented level of new, advanced product development and introduction. However, 90% of such programmes run late and over budget through lack of early visibility for critical path items, delayed or misaligned through poor and incomplete product data. It’s typically not the product technology itself that’s the problem, it’s the ability to realise the product in an increasingly complex business environment.

QR_ is uniquely focused on this, connecting silos to create timely, accurate and human centric information flows. As a result, we are global leaders in PDM and supreme in our ability to tackle this mission-critical issue.

We are like consultants, but better. We’re analysts, project managers, technical wizards and communication experts, but most of all we’re thinkers and doers who solve complex problems, propose smart solutions and then back up our words with actions.

Navigating global challenges

Capability

Set your team up for success, ensure momentum is gained, maintained, and supported by scalable infrastructure and delivery-focused processes. Our Capability solution enables your team to work effectively and collaboratively as soon as possible.

Long development cycles make for short memories. Repeatably leverage hard-won successes across multiple programmes and avoid reinventing the wheel.

People-centric and relentlessly focused on programme delivery, QR_ recently drove a consortium wide, 200-fold crash build programme for a regulated medical device.

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Accelerate

80 percent of all new complex engineered projects are late or overbudget. Why should non-delivery be the norm? Our Accelerate solution inspires the creativity to go faster.

Short release times enable growth, which for many is survival. However, balancing quality control with business constraints, while leveraging data to inform real-time decision making and creating a true picture of programme health can be challenging.

Working alongside a military vehicle manufacturer, QR_ recently reduced average programme timing overruns from 50 to 15 percent.

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Efficiency

An engineering team is a billion-dollar asset. Release them to engineer and deliver the competitive advantage to thrive. Our Efficiency solution provides the insight to deliver differently.

Expensive talents burdened by admin work is an inefficient and demotivating use of resource. QR_ empowers engineering teams to deliver to the best of their capabilities, optimising business process and data entry to improve engineering performance.

Our recent optimisation activity at a global automotive OEM yielded 50 percent less quality check failures and a 70 percent reduction in time spent on admin tasks.

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30+ active clients

4M+ hours of PDM experience

Operating in 5 countries worldwide

300+ PLM and PDM experts

Facilitated 150+ complex product releases

Featured Insights

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Industry Reflections - 11. Navigating the Business change roadmap when implementing new Operational capabilities

In the 11th instalment of his 'Industry Reflections' series, Lio Grealou discusses what it takes to build credible holistic business change roadmaps and associated considerations essential to successfully implementing new operational capabilities.

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Digital Plumbing: Diagnosing and fixing enterprise data leaks

An open discussion with Rob Ferrone, Quick Release_ co-founder and director, about bringing together product, enterprise, and customer data to deliver insight in a pragmatic, immediate, and outcome focused way. Why the "digital plumbing" analogy? In short, it refers to connecting things across a combination of data, processes, and IT systems—a.k.a. the product data management professionals, men and women who are able to think out-of-the-box and bridge the gap across business and technical domains.

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Pre-requisites for introducing successful ECM in a start-up

When working with start-ups, Engineering Change Management (ECM) is often among the first processes identified as required and implemented by the QR_ team. This paper outlines the key pre-requisites that should be in place for ECM to function effectively. For each area, a minimum and ideal requirement specification has been outlined. Although having the ‘ideal’ requirements in place will help ECM function more effectively from day one and reduce process iterations, making decisions and implementing change management quickly is the priority to gain control of the change throughput. Therefore, a balance must be struck between speed and creating an ideal environment for implementation.

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Establishing effective Product Data Management: The lifeblood of any complex engineering programme

Effective product data management is a requisite of any complex engineering programme. Organisations that can get their products to market faster, better prepared and more efficiently will clearly be the winners. Without a capable PDM solution, your organisation could face reduced productivity, quality failures and loss in revenue; ultimately losing ground against competitors. From individual components to complete systems and assemblies, QR_ provide a fully-supported and scalable solution that delivers real results.

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QR_ 'Insightinar' #3: managing data against shortage

How the automotive chip shortage came about, and how better use of existing data can mitigate against supply chain disruption.

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Industry Reflections - 10. NPD governance and effective milestone management

In the 10th instalment of his 'Industry Reflections' series, Lio Grealou elaborates on the purpose and effectiveness of key milestone delivery and associated NPD governance when driving complex engineering product development programmes.

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Industry Reflections - 11. Navigating the Business change roadmap when implementing new Operational capabilities

In the 11th instalment of his 'Industry Reflections' series, Lio Grealou discusses what it takes to build credible holistic business change roadmaps and associated considerations essential to successfully implementing new operational capabilities.

Find out more

Digital Plumbing: Diagnosing and fixing enterprise data leaks

An open discussion with Rob Ferrone, Quick Release_ co-founder and director, about bringing together product, enterprise, and customer data to deliver insight in a pragmatic, immediate, and outcome focused way. Why the "digital plumbing" analogy? In short, it refers to connecting things across a combination of data, processes, and IT systems—a.k.a. the product data management professionals, men and women who are able to think out-of-the-box and bridge the gap across business and technical domains.

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Pre-requisites for introducing successful ECM in a start-up

When working with start-ups, Engineering Change Management (ECM) is often among the first processes identified as required and implemented by the QR_ team. This paper outlines the key pre-requisites that should be in place for ECM to function effectively. For each area, a minimum and ideal requirement specification has been outlined. Although having the ‘ideal’ requirements in place will help ECM function more effectively from day one and reduce process iterations, making decisions and implementing change management quickly is the priority to gain control of the change throughput. Therefore, a balance must be struck between speed and creating an ideal environment for implementation.

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