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.
MTM-HWD®, the new MTM process building block system, which for the first time combines methodical and ergonomic work design in just one step, is supported by a user group founded in February 2022 in its operational application. The third virtual meeting took place on June 24th. We have five questions to Dr. Thomas Finsterbusch, Head of the User Group.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Originally posted on 11/28/2017 on mtm.org.
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.
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.