MTM – Work design productive and safe

18.10.2018

New Structure – Shorter Training Times – Lower Prices

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The new MTM training structure comes into force on 1 January 2019 and is based on a blended learning concept – i.e. a combination of e-learning facilities and courses that people need to attend. The major innovation is the introduction of the MTM-1 Base training course, which is the global standard access tool for participating in training in an MTM process building block (MTM-1, MTM-UAS, MTM-MEK, MTM-2, MTM-SD, MTM-HWD®). Candidates can complete MTM-1 Base by attending a course (5 days) or – what is new – by using an e-learning course.  The e-learning course also involves working on the individual learning modules for about 5 days. MTM-1 Base concludes with an intermediate examination; participants obtain a certificate. Completing MTM-1 Base is the only way to gain access to further training courses, but not to use MTM-1 in practice. The examination is taken on the final day of any course that people attend. The examination follows immediately after each chapter on the e-learning course.

18.10.2018

BSH, Kiekert and Schaeffler Test the MTM-HWD® Process Building Block System

16 Oct. 2018
The partners in the Human Work Design (HWD®) development project – Audi, Daimler, Miele and VW – are currently in the process of validating the new MTM-HWD® process building block system and gaining experience in its use in corporate practice. Three new users – Kiekert, BSH and Schaeffler – attended the 50th working group meeting at Erfurt in September. The gathering focused on assessing the degree of maturity of the process building block system, new features for the analysis procedure and gaining new users.

17.10.2018

Wacker Neuson Group: MTM and TiCon for SAP Become the Group’s Standard Tools

19.10.2018
The Wacker Neuson Group is a corporate network with international operations handled by more than 50 subsidiaries and 140 of its own sales and service points. As a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and compact machines, the group offers its customers around the globe a wide range of products, extensive services and efficient supplies of spare parts. The group has been working with its cooperation partner, Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V., in order to introduce the MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) time management standard for eighteen months and it is now implementing this as its standard tool for work design. Following two pilot studies, the practical test was successfully completed at the development and production site at Hörsching near Linz, Austria.

17.10.2018

Change Manager Advises: Invest in Yourself!

19.10.2018
“Corporations will only change if the people within them change. That’s why the way that people handle change is the most important component for the future,” says Ilja Grzeskowitz. The final speaker at the German MTM Conference in Stuttgart on 25 October 2018 knows what he is talking about. The former top manager managed ten business locations for Karstadt, Hertie, Wertheim and IKEA in all and now advises corporations about recognizing and using the opportunities presented by change in uncertain times too. Digital change? Digital chance! is the motto of the 2018 German MTM Conference – and it is Ilja Grzeskowitz’s guiding principle.

11.09.2018

From 2019: Shorter Training Periods – Lower Prices

Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. is playing a leading role in developing and establishing consistent MTM training standards that apply around the world. The requirements of member corporations and customers based on digitalization, globalization and the process of demographic change for MTM training in the future form the background to this. The new training structure forms part of the training and examination regulations that come into force on 1 January 2019.

11.09.2018

“We Lack a Culture of Experimentation”

The Year of Science 2019, which has been announced by the German government, is fully focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI). And that seems to be necessary too, as countries like the USA or China are much further ahead in terms of research into AI and the development of applications for industry. Carsten Kraus, the Managing Director of Omikron Data Quality GmbH, an AI expert and a speaker at the German MTM Conference in Stuttgart on 25 October 2018, has very clear ideas about what needs to function better so that Germany does not fall even further behind in matters related to AI.

11.09.2018

BSH Hausgeräte Uses TiCon für Teamcenter for Integrated Process Planning

TiCon für Teamcenter is one of the most important current development topics at the MTM Software Center. The IT solution, which has been developed in close cooperation with Siemens, enables the MTM application to be directly employed in the Easy Plan user frontend of the Teamcenter PLM software produced by Siemens. TiCon für Teamcenter is the major focus of a pilot project for integrated digital process planning at the digital factory at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. Ralf Digel, Global Information Technology, Digital Factory BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, reported on the corporation’s practical experience with the new MTM software solution as part of this year’s TiCon Users’ Meeting. “BSH,” he said, “has taken great strides in meeting its goal by integrating the TiCon time management software in the Siemens Teamcenter environment – namely to genuinely integrate all the data related to production in a PLM database. TiCon für Teamcenter is currently available for the MTM-UAS, MTM-SD and MTM-MEK process building block systems.

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