MTM is literally an abbreviation for Methods Time Measurement. Methods time means that the time required to carry out a particular task depends on the method that is selected for the job.
"The method determines the time!"
MTM is now much more than this. MTM is a tool for describing, structuring, designing and planning work systems using defined process building blocks and it therefore provides a standard for efficient production systems. It is used everywhere where performance-oriented work has to be planned, organized and carried out by people. MTM applications are therefore used in manufacturing, logistics and maintenance environments just as much as in administration or service areas.
The German MTM Association and the Research Institute for Rationalization (FIR) at RWTH Aachen University will work
"MTM is actually accepted as a very objective medium..." Process description and analysis in conjunction with
"Our production plans are based on greater or lesser levels of detail - i.e. to all intents and purposes, MTM