MTM-Easy back at the LATC

On March 16, 2023, on Day 1 of LATC2023 in Mannheim, the focus at the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. theme area will be on designing efficient and ergonomically work systems. Andreas Bochmann, Project Manager Digital Solutions, and Dr. Steffen Rast, Head of Department Ergonomics, both Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft mbH, will demonstrate how easy MTM-Easy® is to use and how ergonomics assessment with EAWS® works in conjunction with, for example, a motion capturing suit.


Application practice needs more attention

In the most recent MTM Practitioners and Instructors Lounge, the focus was on the sustainability of MTM training. Specifically, the question was, what’s next? Who accompanies the freshly graduated MTM practitioner in his first steps, in the proper application of MTM or the adaptation of what has been learned to the concrete situation in the company? More sustainability requires more support from the stakeholders, the panel said.


SIKO GmbH relies on two specialists in work design

Workplaces arranged in a U-shape, electrically height-adjustable work tables, optimal reach, short distances, flexible provision of materials, individual lighting – SIKO GmbH relies on efficient and ergonomically designed work at the new location in Buchenbach im Breisgau. The manufacturer of measurement and drive technology brought in two specialists to plan and implement modern workplaces in manual assembly: item GmbH, one of the leading providers of modular systems for industrial applications, and Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft mbH, an expert in prospective planning and design of work systems with the global method standard MTM (Methods-Time Measurement). Everyone involved is convinced of the result: a significant increase in productivity in assembly and satisfied employees.


STIHL Tirol GmbH bears seal of approval “approved by MTM ASSOCIATION”

At the group headquarters of power tool manufacturer STIHL in Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg, the MTM method standard has long been established. Since the end of 2021, the Austrian site STIHL Tirol GmbH has also had it in writing: With the seal of approval “approved by MTM ASSOCIATION”, the industry association confirms the company’s…


Building Prototypes Is History – Digital Planning Is the Future Standard

When engineers at Audi talk about the future, digitalization plays an extremely prominent role. Industrial engineering cannot escape the issue of constantly reviewing the quality and efficiency of its processes either. However, how can IE meet all the requirements? Audi has now developed a new kind of approach in conjunction with Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. and other partners in order to press ahead with the digital revolution in Industrial Engineering 4.0.


Miele Relies on Company-Specific MTM Standards

Whether corporations are involved in mass, batch or single-part production – MTM provides the suitable building block system for each type of process. This is proving to be highly useful for the Miele corporation at its factory in Bürmoos, Austria, too. The challenge in the medical engineering division is to plan particularly extensive work content with just small numbers of items – and still keep expenditure as low as possible. The industrial engineering department there was confronted by the issue of whether MTM could be used in a cost-effective manner for planning purposes in the medical engineering sector.


Successfully exploiting eHPV potential with ProKon

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As many as 470 trucks leave the Mercedes-Benz factory in Wörth operated by Daimler AG every day. As in the cars division, the managers face the challenge of shortening development times and reducing manufacturing costs when a new product is launched. As the production department causes most of the manufacturing costs (machining parts and assembly work), it makes sense to start with cost saving or cost prevention measures even in the early phase of the product creation process – i.e. in the product development or design phase.