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Press release: Quick Release_ and Newton support Penlon to significantly increase ventilator production in response to COVID-19

Consultancies share how they’ve been working as part of the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium to ramp-up production from 60 ventilators to 1,500 per week.

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QR_ and Ventilator Challenge UK

Working as part of the consortium supporting the ramp of Penlon’s ventilator production in Abingdon, QR_ have implemented systems and human processes that ensure there is ‘a plan for every part’. These manage and report a component’s journey from an engineer’s screen, through prototyping, procurement, and onto the assembly line.

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A word on Coronavirus...

QR_ has been working alongside some of the biggest, most innovative and exciting names in automotive and aerospace for nearly 20 years. We have been there in good times, and been there in bad times. But at no point did our partners stand still, and neither did we. Together, we evolved to overcome challenges, changes and pivots, be that in manufacturing, logistics or working practices.

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QR_ celebrate IWD

With International Women's Day just gone, QR_ has been doing what it does best and working the data; 26% female, 24% BAME and 6% LGBTQ across our global teams.

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Podcast: Rob Ferrone and Adam Blomerley on Climb In Consulting

Having started out as contractors, Rob joined forces with his co-founder, Adam Grant to launch Quick Release in 2003. In Rob’s own words they were ‘two Excel types who saw a gap in the market and wanted to create a fun company of like-minded data geeks’. Climb in Consulting host Nick Synott chats with Rob Ferrone and CEO Adam Blomerley about how they set about scaling the firm from a team of four to a global consultancy operating on four continents.

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Off-the-Shelf vs. Bespoke BoM: 3 Key Findings in the Pursuit of the Perfect BoM System

‘Off-the-shelf vs. bespoke BoM’ is the third and final Bill of Materials themed installment in the ‘QR_ Essentials’ series. Drawing on conversations and surveys across large OEMs, scaling challengers and new mobility start-ups, we examine the differing priorities influencing which system is chosen, and at what point manufacturers tend to transition away from off-the-shelf BoM solutions. QR_ have spent well over a million hours authoring, maintaining and conducting rapid and accurate BoM validations for over 100 automotive clients, looking beyond the system to optimise human and managerial processes to further enhance release and order.

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QR_ cooking on gas with Migrateful

PDM professionals from QR_'s Essex and Woking sites joined Migrateful for a cooking social in support of asylum seekers at risk of harm but not quite qualifying for refugee status.

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Fast vs. Clever BoM: 4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Speed and Intelligence

The second in our three-part series for ‘QR_ essentials’, we explore the factors informing and influencing the inevitable compromise between speed and intelligence in BoM design and functionality. QR_ have spent well over a million hours authoring, maintaining and conducting rapid and accurate BoM validations for over 100 automotive clients, looking beyond the system to optimise human and managerial processes to further enhance release and order.