MTM – Work design productive and safe


Successfully Communicating Knowledge with the MTM Instructor’s Case

Efficient and sustainable learning requires appealing forms of learning and learning tools that are geared towards the participants. The MTM Instructor’s case is the perfect learning tool for corporate in-house MTM and EAWS training courses.


MTM-HWD®, EAWS, Motion Capturing: MTM Presents Innovations

MTM-HWD®, EAWS (Ergonomic Assessment Worksheet), motion capturing with the digitally networked full-body suit – MTM is presenting the latest innovations in the form of lectures and specialist exhibitions during the 2018 Science Year. The networked full body suit for logging movement data (motion capturing) was an absolute highlight at the A+A 2017; it can be used to assess ergonomic workloads. The full-body suit can be experienced live at the GfA fall conference, which is taking place in Berlin on 27 and 28 September 2018. The event organized by the Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (GfA or Society for Ergonomics) is also an integral part of the 2018 Science Year, which is entitled “The Working Environment of the Future.”


Saxony and Westphalia MTM/IE Regional Group Meetings

The role of time management for efficient workshop management will be the major focus at the 9th meeting of the Saxony MTM/IE Regional Group at the Halle workshops of DB Regio AG in the city on 26 September 2018. The keynote speech will be given by the MTM expert, Henry Röder, from DB Regio AG. Dr. Ricardo Schönherr, the Regional Group Leader and Head of Production Systems and E-Mobility Projects at VW Sachsen GmbH, will chair the meeting.


Having the Right Employee at the Right Workplace

How are corporations dealing with the process of demographic change – that is to say, workforces that are becoming much older and the acute shortage of specialists? How can they safeguard efficiency and employability in the long term, reduce the number of days lost through sickness and their resulting costs and still pursue their productivity goals? The workshop entitled “DemographyManagement,” which is being held at the premises of Dehn + Söhne GmbH + Co. KG in Neumarkt/Oberpfalz on 19 September 2018, will provide some answers and examples of best practice scenarios. The major focus will be on the latest trends for work design, which take ergonomic issues into account.


“The Digital Account Books Can Close a Gap”

Is blockchain technology the next big thing? Or is it much ado about nothing? As so often, opinions on this matter vary enormously. One of the experts, who believes that blockchain technology has huge potential, particularly for use in networked production, is Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, Vice Chair of the Institute at the Fraunhofer FIT in St. Augustin. He believes that blockchains are ideally suited for optimizing processes and generating new business models too. He will focus his remarks on the opportunities for using this technology in industry and relevant use cases during the German MTM Conference in Stuttgart on 25 October 2018. MTMaktuell took this as an opportunity to discuss matters with him.


Miele: 20 Years successfull with MTM

Miele & Cie. KG has been relying on MTM tools and software to plan, design and optimize processes and products for more than 20 years. As a member corporation of Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V., Miele has also repeatedly made its innovative capacity available for the business of continuing to develop the process language – most recently with the introduction of MTM-HWD®. The new MTM process building block system combines methodical and ergonomic work design in just one step – that is to say, only one analysis is required to provide three results – a description of the process, the time and an assessment of the ergonomics.


Time Management Makes It Possible to Measure Lean Operations in the First Place

Why is it essential for time management to work properly for lean management? MTM Executive Director Knuth Jasker posed this question at the beginning of his keynote lecture during the first meeting of the new “Time and Work Management” working group at AWF GmbH (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wirtschaftliche Fertigung).

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