Theory and practice combined

Theory and practice combined

The students of the industrial engineering bachelor’s degree program at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences recently had the opportunity to learn about the MTM method standard in detail and to apply the knowledge in practice right away. “MTM for the digital design of efficient and ergonomic work” was the topic of a guest lecture by Dr. Fabian Nöhring, Innovation Manager and Project Manager at Deutsche MTM- Gesellschaft mbH, as part of the lecture “Production Engineering”.

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MTM China Forum discusses eHPU

MTM China, subsidiary of the German MTM-Gesellschaft mbH and partner in the One-MTM network, hosted the MTM China Forum for Industrial Engineering on July 6, 2023. Olaf Damitz, product planner at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, and Dr. Thomas Finsterbusch, head of the MTM Academy, presented the key performance indicator eHPU as a new industry standard for design evaluation to industrial engineers, time managers and work planners from numerous companies based in China.


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.