Engineering Management with Quick Release_

Development cycles for complex engineered products are frequently measured in years, budgets in billions and delays in months and tens of millions. Enhanced visibility of issues feeding slippages can significantly accelerate programmes and drive cost efficiencies.

A seamless digital to physical transition. On time, on budget. And no hockey sticks!

Reporting limitations often mean individual part status is often only available for a small percentage of the development cycle, meaning problems go unnoticed until too late and changes and subsequent releases are stressful and rushed, while others idle awaiting changes to interdependent components.

Supporting multi-sector clients across three continents, QR_ accelerate engineering programmes and drive efficiencies by planning for every part, ensuring right-sized release and change management processes, swift and effective issue resolution, and design verification planning. We can apply many years’ experience, unique benchmarking, and bespoke digital tools to ensure key stakeholders have quality data to inform impactful decisions.

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“Clients invest in our expertise in Engineering management so that their engineers do what they do and engineer. Deploying the industry-best processes and methodologies we take the hassle out of how things need to be done and rather focus the client’s resources on doing the things that need to be done.”

Omid Hosseinitabar, Engineering Management Champion

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