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.
"Sometimes it is the little things that make work easier - and that includes changes in our thinking..."
Instructor Wilfried Jaehnicke trains 18 Jena students for two weeks in October 2008
Zeitlauf tests the Memex utility film format At many companies process and method knowledge is still transferred