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Highlights of Lean Digital Conference

The introduction of modern work assessment as part of lean activities or systematic productivity management is (unfortunately) often not an issue, especially for medium-sized companies. But time and ergonomic data are important in order to know what your own production or assembly is actually capable of. This is the only way to put current time consumption and physical stresses in the right light and to find out where to start in order to do things better. Based on concrete best practices from the industry, the LeanDigitalConference on May 24, 2022 will show how efficient and ergonomic production systems can be designed and implemented with little effort.


MTM updates

Association of Entrepreneurs draws attention to MTM-Easy®

Time determination very easy – Association of Entrepreneurs provided information on how this works in the most recent working group on labor management. Association engineer Tobias Fastenrath got competent support in front of the webcam. Dr. Thomas Finsterbusch, head of the MTM Academy, and Andreas Bochmann, project engineer at Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft mbH, presented the new, cloud-based software solution to the online meeting participants.


Additional teaching license ProKon for in-house instructors

The Prokon process offers the possibility of systematically improving constructive solutions in product development. The MTM-based procedure evaluates the manual and automated assembly scope of a product. The transparent representation makes it possible to identify significant deficits at an early stage and sustainably promotes the interaction of planning, construction and production. ProKon is already being used successfully in industry, e.g. B. at BSH and Daimler.


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.


Methodical ergonomics assessment supports added value in the company

The members of the AG Industrial Engineering of the Working Group for Economical Manufacturing (AWF), which was founded just over a year ago, met on 26./27. April 2022 at ERCO GmbH in Lüdenscheid, a member company of MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. The focus was on the current challenges for manufacturing companies and the contribution that industrial engineering must make in the systematic planning and design of work systems if it wants to be perceived as the engine of value creation in the company.


Augmented Reality and AI in industrial work management

How can artificial intelligence, automatic data acquisition, data processing and data representation and augmented reality technology work together to master the challenges of industrial work in the future, even in medium-sized companies? The research project AI-MDA (“Automatic input processing for MTM-analyses and displaying in augmented reality environments”) should provide answers.


Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft mbH receives the seal “Innovative through research”

The Stifterverband, a joint initiative of companies and foundations, advises its approx. 3,000 members from business, science, politics and civil society on the core topics of education, science and innovation, networks and promotes the actors. Since 2014, the Stifterverband has recognized the commitment of research-based companies in the further development of the economy and society in Germany with the seal “Innovative through research”. Now the Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft Industrie- und Wirtschaftsberatung mbH has also received this seal.


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.


BMW and Schaeffler: MTM-Practitioner Customized

Communicating well-founded knowledge in a sustainable and cost-efficient manner – that is what corporations require in any contemporary employee qualification program. Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. is going one step further in its MTM-Practitioner training. Firms are able to kill three birds with one stone – practical training, specific project work and direct incorporation in ongoing operations – by using the in-house training option and the associated integration of topics that are particularly suitable for the corporation. The pioneers of this customized training concept are the MTM member corporations, BMW AG and Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG.