MTM – Work design productive and safe


IMD standardizes its instructor training around the globe


EAWS User Group presses ahead with the international spread of ergonomic standards

The following companies – Brose, imk automotive, Miele, Stihl and Volkswagen – are all working on establishing EAWS as the international assessment standard for physical workloads at work stations on the EAWS User Group in conjunction with the ergonomics experts from the German MTM Association and the Institute for Ergonomics at Darmstadt University of Technology (IAD). Concluding the long-cycle activities project, providing the initial results of the forces project and organizational issues were the major focus at the 1st personal meeting of the EAWS User Group in 2016.


MTM meets logistics

Designing products and processes with an eye on value added and the efficient use of resources is no longer just an issue for manufacturing companies. Corporations in many other sectors and fields now rely on methods standards from industry too – and do so successfully. Leading international players in the logistics business, for example, were looking for an industrial standard to implement a standardized system around the globe to plan human resources requirements and analyze capacity – and found the answer with MTM.


From Human Work Design to Job Crafting – MTM at the 2016 GfA Spring Congress

“Work in complex systems – digital, networked, human?!” was the subject of this year’s GfA Spring Congress at RWTH Aachen University. About 390 participants discussed concepts and methods associated with work in Industry 4.0 – a field of activity just made for the experts at the German MTM Association; it was once again able to show off its skills as a competent and reliable partner for designing productive and healthy work in three sessions, a well-attended workshop and at the specialist exhibition.


Ergonomics Pays Off! MTM Pilot Project at SKF in Lüchow

The SKF Group has been one of the world’s leading technology suppliers and service companies in the fields of ball bearings and bearing units, gaskets, mechatronics and lubrication systems for more than 100 years. The company, which has its headquarters in Schweinfurt, currently has more than 46,600 employees at approx. 130 production sites in over 30 countries and 18 technology centers. SKF produces roller bearings for a variety of sectors at its Lüchow site.


MTM Software Center develops IT solutions on demand

The ability to integrate software solutions is one of the most important preconditions for the digital networking of production and therefore for the development of Industry 4.0. The MTM Software Center is introducing a product range in the market place in the shape of the new TiCon generation, TiCon4 for Windows, and it meets these requirements. The enhancement of TiCon4 with the process designer and cycle modules will be the major focus of work this year.


The secrets of “Made in Germany"

Top-ranking Chinese managers are once again studying the ‘Secrets of “Made in Germany”’ as part of an MBA degree course at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. The delegation, which numbers about 20 people, will be spending a week at German companies from mid-March onwards. The firms include Vaillant in Remscheid, Porsche in Stuttgart and Henkel in Heidelberg. The use of MTM in production, logistics and services will also be an item on the agenda.

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