Teaching Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) for workplace design in learning factories
CITATION: Morlock, F., et al. 2017. Teaching Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) for workplace design in learning factories. Procedia Manufacturing, 9:369-375, doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2017.04.033.
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Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) has its roots in time studies as a predetermined motion time system. It can however also be used in the field of workplace design and improvement. High amount of work effort for the creation of MTM-analyses and time-consuming trainings in MTM often lead to a decline in the use of MTM. A potential solution for the human resources management of companies could be practice-oriented trainings with MTM as a method for workplace design. A lot of job profiles (e.g. process engineer) in manufacturing do not need a complete MTM training, as they do not require the full time-study aspect of MTM. This article represents an approach for MTM workplace design training in a learning factory.