Thomas Edtmayr is Head of Assembly Planning and Assistance Systems  at Advanced Industrial Management department of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. Prior to this, he had held various functions (e.g. Head of Production Optimization and Project leader) at Production and Logistics Management department of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH.

Human-centered digitization on the shop floor

The rapidly advancing digitization offers many opportunities and potentials at all corporate levels for a wide variety of companies and industries. The presentation is intended to show how a company can come up with the right digitization strategy and how to identify and define specific fields of action, including implementation measures.

Using examples, it should be shown how to get from the strategy to concrete digitization solutions on the shop floor. A special focus should be placed on people in the increasingly digitized work systems.

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Thomas Edtmayr
Head of Assembly Planning and Assistance Systems @Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH
Lars-Fritzsche
Prof. Dr. Lars Fritzsche
Head of Ergonomics @imk automotive GmbH

Prof. Dr. Lars Fritzsche studied Work / Organizational Psychology and Ergonomics at the TU Dresden. After completing his diploma thesis, he completed an industrial doctorate at Daimler AG, devoting himself to the subject of “ergonomics and teamwork in industrial production”. He showed that poor ergonomic working conditions lead to more absenteeism and assembly errors in production.
He has been with his current company since 2010, imk automotive GmbH from Chemnitz, where he has been head of the ergonomics department since 2012. With a team of around 15 employees, he realizes numerous consulting projects and training courses for customers from the industry. The coordination office for research and development projects is also under his direction. One focus is the topic of digitization and “Ergonomics 4.0”.

Since 2017, Mr. Fritzsche also works as honorary professor for “Ergonomics and Corporate Health Management” at the Institute of Work and Organizational Psychology at the TU Dresden.

ema SPEAKS HWD - The new MTM process language as a result of 3D human simulations

MTM-HWD (“Human Work Design”) is a new standardized process language that combines time analysis and ergonomic evaluation. This kind of MTM-analysis is very detailed and almost unpossible to conduct via paper-pen, so digital tools are required to generate complete and valid results during production planning. ema Work Designer (emaWD by imk automotive GmbH) is a software that provides detailled process simulations using a unique 3D human model and a comprehensive task library.

Based on the simulation, emaWD automatically generates valid MTM-UAS and EAWS analyses, along with other productivity measures (like walkways, value added time analysis, etc.). During the last 3 years Audi, MTM and imk worked in a joint project on the integration and validation of MTM-HWD into emaWD. This required some adjustments in the software but also in the basic method. 

As a results, emaWD is now able to automatically generate comprehensive HWD-analyses and send them to some specific planning systems, such as Volkwagen “Arbeitsplan” and MTM “Ticon” for further assessment. Users can save a lot of effort compared to the manual generation of MTM-HWD analyses, as previously done.

Ralf Graute is responsible for Work System Design and Structuring at Operational Excellence department of Miele & Cie. KG. Since 1987, he has held various functions such as REFA-Consultant, MTM Engineer, MTM TiCon4 Coordinator of the plants and Partner of Human Work Design Development Project (HWD®) at Miele & Cie. KG.

Best Practice: "Ergo Balancing" in TiCon for Windows – Application & Outlook

The application in the balancing module will be presented in the lecture of “Ergo-Balancing in TiCon for Windows”. 

In this presentation you will find answers to following questions:

  • How was it with use of UAS and EAWS and how is it now with HWD®?
  • What are the advantages of creating / maintaining the timing with HWD®?
  • What does the future look like for Ergo Balancing?
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Ralf Graute
Work System Design and Structuring @Miele & Cie. KG
Frank-Helmke
Frank Helmke
Product Manager @BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Frank Helmke is in his current position at BSH Home Appliances responsible from IT side for all Manufacturing Engineering tools at BSH globally. He started as an Industrial Engineer in BSH in the Factory of Traunreut in southern Germany and was also working as Lean Manufacturing Consultant until he made his move towards IT and Digital Factory.

He studied Business Administration and Industrial Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales.

Designing Ergonomic and Productive Work @BSH Home Appliances [EN]

BSH is one of the leading home appliance manufacturers worldwide. The PLM strategy of BSH includes an integrated Digital Factory approach based on the Teamcenter Manufacturing backbone, as well as value added applications like Process Simulate for robotics automation, and Active Workspace based Easy Plan for assembly planning, ergonomics evaluation and line balancing for final assembly lines. These applications run entirely on top of Teamcenter Manufacturing thus allowing all Manufacturing Engineers in BSH to reuse Engineering data such as factory layouts, bill of material and bill of processes, to efficiently plan their production. 

BSH Digital Factory goal is to raise overall engineering efficiency and productivity as well as to deliver detailed plan of production facilities and processes, as early as possible to reach start of production with highly mature and well proven production processes.

Rainer Lehnemann is a Cost and Value Engineer at Siemens AG. Prior to this, he had worked in different fields such as Electrical Machine Fitting, Industrial Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing technology area of cutting and non-cutting.

Time Determination Fast and Easy – from Kitchen to Factory Floor

Anke Pinnau, Helmut Mersjan and Andreas Bochmann will join him in this presentation.

Rainer-Lehnemann
Rainer Lehnemann
Cost and Value Engineer @Siemens AG
UlrichRaschke
Dr. Ulrich Raschke
Director of Human Simulation Products @Siemens Digital Industries

Dr. Ulrich Raschke is Director of Human Simulation technologies at Siemens Digital Industries. His career spans over 20 years in both commercial and academic arenas, developing machine vision technologies for flexible robotic assembly applications before returning to academia for research in the areas of robotics and biomechanics.
Dr. Raschke held an appointment as Visiting Professor for Industrial Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea and has authored numerous book chapters and publications in the field of digital human modeling.
Currently, he leads the development of human simulation technology tools at Siemens DISW, used globally for human centered design of products and processes.

Siemens’ Vision Regarding Simulation Authoring and Human Task Analysis Using VR [EN] [Keynote]

Digitalization is changing industry, allowing innovation cycles to become shorter and shorter. The technology is also helping to ensure that designs of workplaces support a friction free interface between operators and their environment, reducing injury risk and improving quality. Today, digital human modeling is used by manufacturers globally in all stages of the product engineering process, from initial product design, to assembly process and serviceability assessment. 

In support of this role, contemporary human modeling software technology continues to mature, assimilating a wide range of human modeling knowledge, including population anthropometric data, movement prediction, and human performance models. Motion tracking and Virtual Reality have long been used with human simulation to allow users to experience their virtual designs first-hand, but was limited by cost and technology complexity. With the introduction of inexpensive consumer driven VR technologies, the use of VR with human simulation is experiencing an explosive expansion. In this presentation, the marriage of the contemporary Siemens Jack human simulation technology with the latest Virtual Reality capabilities are presented in context of speeding simulation authoring for highly detailed and in-depth human task analysis.

Marius Geibel is a product manager at item Industrietechnik. Prior to that, he worked in various areas such as development, mechanical engineering and industrial engineering.

How Ergonomically does Germany Work? A Position Assessment

The lecture includes the presentation of a comprehensive study on the status quo of the ergonomic conditions in the medium-sized manufacturing industry in Germany and the inventory with prospects and possible solutions for future challenges.

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Marius Geibel
Product Manager @item Industrietechnik GmbH
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Nergül Piskin
Lead Expert in MTM and Ergonomics @Bosch San.Ve Tic. A.S.

She is a Lead Expert in MTM and Ergonomics at Bosch San.Ve Tic. A.S.. Her previous work experience was in different fields such as Ergonomics, long-term Strategic Layout Planning, Quality Management and Productivity Management.

In-house Bosch Instructors Qualify Employees Worldwide in Local Language – Operated by One-MTM [EN]
The presentation will start with a short introduction of Bosch Company. Moreover, the lecture will include:

  • main reasons to have an effective training concept
  • the Training Concept @Bosch Global with licensed MTM Instructors by MTMA
  • changes and improvements with new system from MTM Association
  • training concept @Bosch Turkey in Ergonomics and Productivity School
  • short Introduction of BuP1 Ergonomics and Productivity School
  • first time MTM Practitioner training with real cases from Shopfloor
  • benefits of MTM trainings on Shopfloor
  • improvements gained from the trainings
  • Rui Silva was born in Mozambique in 1972. He joined the Genenal Management and Facility Management programs at Porto Business School. In 1990 he started his career in Bosch Termotecnologia S.A., having already worked in different areas, such as a group leader in industrial engineering area, coordinator of plant maintenance and tools group and as a coordinator of facility management area.

    He currently works as a senior consultant at Bosch Industry Consulting Iberia.

    Dissemination of MTM as a Partner of One-MTM Network [EN]
    His lecture will focus on motivation for MTM application:

  • the work system as location of added value is the core element of a waste-free value stream.
  • the usage of methods and tools of Industrial Engineering to design manual work systems.
  • the work system design, based on the individual workplace design, is a core success factor for a good ergonomics, high productivity and quality.
  • MTM as a continuous improvement tool within an improvable system, as it’s known at Bosch.
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    Rui Silva
    Project Manager @Bosch Industry Consulting
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    Zoltán Dunajcsik
    Chairman @MTM Hungária Egyesület
    Zoltán has more than 20 years of experience in productivity increasing projects. In the mid-2000s, he participated in the revival of MTM in Hungary. Since then, he has been promoting and educating MTM, strengthening its organizational and professional background in Hungary and the surrounding countries, as an International MTM / EAWS-Instructor organizer of many Industrial Engineering projects and events.
    Well-designed Production Lines @Bosch – What It Means and How MTM Contributes [EN]

    The presentation will begin with Sándor Tóth’s (Bosch) and his short introduction, which will be followed by the presentation of company, line and product.

    Following topics will be discussed regarding the project:

    • Initial terms of project, problems that they have faced
    • Premises, requirements, constrains and limitations
    • Some words about applied MTM methods
    • Demonstration of results and improvements, which is focused focus on work content and line balancing according to MTM analyses
    Michael Mitchell has 30 years’ experience in Manufacturing Management and Continuous Improvement Roles in various industries: Construction Equipment, Appliances, Consumer Electronics, and Power Distribution Equipment, as well as 13 years’ experience in Consulting and Training at MTM.

    He is currently in charge of MTM for United States and Canada.
    MTM in Manufacturing: Productivity Tools that Deliver Considerable ROI [EN]

    MTM work standards are globally known for superior accuracy and fairness. This presentation will show how MTM standards provide a solid foundation for continuous improvement programs and ultimately generate a significant Return on Investment.

    All Continuous Improvement (CI) projects should be quantified and justified. Designing Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that are sensitive to improvement projects is essential to accurately capturing real savings. Productivity KPI’s reports the relationship between labor requirements and production quantities. Increased production with the same labor, or decreasing labor with the same production quantities, both positively impact Productivity KPI’s. Thus, as CI projects are costed and their effects are quantified, Return on Investment (ROI) is calculated.

    This presentation will focus on how MTM Work Standards are an essential component of a vital Productivity Tool, the Staffing Model.

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    Michael Mitchell
    President @MTM Productivity Services Corporation
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    Sándor Tóth
    Teamlead Process Engineering @Bosch Automotive Steering Column Kft.

    Sándor Tóth is working in multinational automotive industry since 2010. He has experienced the field of  production from different aspects, such as maintainer, process engineer, industrial engineer and finally as a leader with coach mindset. During this time he has received MTM-1 and MTM-UAS certifications, which enabled him to see supportive sides of MTM method and tool.

    Well-designed Production Lines @Bosch – What It Means and How MTM Contributes [EN]
    The presentation will begin with Zoltan Dunajcsik’s (MTM Hungária Egyesület) and his short introduction, which will be followed by the presentation of company, line and product. Following topics will be discussed regarding the project:
    • Initial terms of project, problems that they have faced
    • Premises, requirements, constrains and limitations
    • Some words about applied MTM methods
    • Demonstration of results and improvements, which is focused focus on work content and line balancing according to MTM analyses

    Peter Blau has worked as Head of the Raw Production Department / Project Manager for Production Optimization.

    Use of MTM Time Value Tables at the Interface to the "SAP Variant Configuration" Add-on

    His lecture will include:

    1. Preparation of the MTM analyzes,
    2. Time value tables
    3. Features management
    4. Modeling environment
    Peter-Blau
    Peter Blau
    Project Lead @WANZL GmbH & Co.KGaA
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    Prof. Dr. Jochen Deuse
    Director @Centre for Advanced Manufacturing // University of Technology Sydney

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Deuse studied Mechanical Engineering and received his doctorate in 1998 as a Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Operations Management (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University. Following his doctorate, he worked for seven years in management positions at Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen and for Robert Bosch Australia in Melbourne. 

    In 2005 he was appointed professor at TU Dortmund University, where he heads the Institute for Production Systems (IPS). Since 2019 he has also been a professor at the University of Technology Sydney and there Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). Prof. Deuse lives in Australia and Germany.

    Beyond Time and Motion Studies – Enhancing MTM ​with Digital Twins and Data Science [EN] [Keynote]
    In the last decades, MTM entered the domain of industrial manufacturing and has become the global standard for time and motion studies. In addition to the methodology, the aspect of advancing automation and digitization was and is the essential key to its success. Starting with ANA/ZEBA-DATA to TiCon to Human Simulations and far beyond, a substantial benefit is generated for the manufacturing industry.

    With the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins, the focus is not only on benefits, but above all on saving planning effort and data management. A promising approach to further increase efficiency in time and motion studies is provided by the combination of Motion Capturing and Data Science and raises several research questions. IoT and Data Science open up new perspectives of time and motion studies, and are thus the game changers for state of the art Industrial Engineering: From an administrator of time and motion studies to a creator of human work planning and design.

    Dr. LI holds a Master of Engineering degree from Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering and the Ph.D degree from the University of Dortmund in Germany. After assuming the tasks from the German MTM-Association as its Chief Representative for China in 2004, Dr. LI was trained extensively in MTM and got his Diploma of MTM-Instructor as well as the lecturing license “MTM Green Card” from the German MTM-Association in 2005. In April 2010 he was certified by the International MTM-Directorate as an international MTM-Instructor. In January 2011 he became an MTM-Fellow of MTM Association. Since 2005 Dr. LI has taken successfully many teaching tasks of Chinese MTM training (MTM-1, MTM-2, MTM-SD, MTM-UAS, MTM-MEK, MTM-Logistics, ProKon, MTM-Practitioner Seminar, MTM-Instructor, and Daimler C-Values (MB Planned Values), etc.) as well as MTM application projects in China, besides his responsibilities of leading MTM business in China. More than 200 companies have been his customers in the past 16 years.

    BMW utilizes One-MTM network in China [EN]

    After summarizing the main tools of industrial engineering applied in Chinese and foreign production factories in China, the acceptance of MTM in China as a basic instrument for productivity management will be explained. The results of the early cooperation of MTM training in Chinese language between BMW-Brilliance in northeast China and MTM-China will be presented. BMW relies on the official MTM-Practitioner “Blue Card”, which is already required in more and more international plants for the application of BMW SD (BMW special MTM system). This recent unified application of BMW-SD in English language in BMW factories in China has been also extensively supported by MTM-China. The advantages for international BMW Group to utilize the One-MTM network in China will be discussed with hints for further cooperation.

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    Dr. Zhen LI
    Managing Director and General Manager @MTM (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd.
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    Dr. Peter Geißler
    Head of Consulting @Communardo Software GmbH

    Dr. Peter Geißler heads the Communardo Consulting division. His work focuses on adoption & change management, strategy consulting and the optimization of cross-organizational collaboration within the framework of the employee experience in companies.

    As the editor of the book “The networked company: How the digital workplace is redesigning our collaboration”, he is in the public eye with the topics of digital transformation. The focus of his dissertation at the TU Dresden was the derivation of a knowledge-based management approach to mobilize empirical knowledge.

    Frontliner: Reaching Previously Unreached ... or How to Engage All Employees [Keynote]

    Digitization in companies is changing the tool landscape, working methods and culture sustainably and fundamentally.

    After the typically office staff with this topic always already the focus, so-called “frontline workers” are now moving into the focus of networking. Out of 3.5 billion working people worldwide, 2 billion are “front line workers” who are undersupplied with regard to the opportunities offered by digitization and are still caught up in paper-based working methods or are often cut off from other parts of the company.

    How can operational staff be better involved in the topic of digitization, what added value do those colleagues and thus the entire organization have? In the lecture, insights from different companies and the initiatives will be given. Dr. Peter Geißler are his impulse.

    Thomas Gehart has worked in different roles between 1987 and 1999 at Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft mbH. In 1999, he has founded THANOS GmbH.

    Moreover, he is an international MTM Instructor and President of Austrian MTM ASSOCIATION.

    Automated MTM Analysis for Efficient Evaluation with High Process Variance @REWE (Austria)

    The averages evaluated according to MTM or other planned time determination methods (e.g. 2.35 min per pick) are suitable for determining the personnel requirements or for a performance assessment over a longer period of time.

    The average value is no longer meaningful for an individual assessment of an order, be it for the deployment planning of the employees or for an objective, transparent performance assessment. This is especially true for processes with high variance or high scatter in relation to the mean value.

    Knowledge-based systems, on the other hand, are able to generate an individual MTM analysis for every picking order within a few seconds. This not only takes into account the individual routes through the warehouse and the properties of the products to be picked (weight and dimensions), but also the current stock levels to determine the required body movements (e.g. bending over when the stock level is low).

    calculation4u provides the planning time for each picking order in real time with the required accuracy and the basis for evaluating the ergonomic load.

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    Thomas Gehart
    Managing Director @THANOS GmbH
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    Daniela Balsadi
    Ergonomist @Volkswagen do Brasil

    Daniela Balsadi is an ergonomist working in the field of ergonomics for over 15 years. She has been working as an ergonomist at Volkswagen do Brasil for approximately 10 years. She is also a specialist in Lean Manufacturing, with strong performance in the application of Ergonomics concepts and techniques in the reduction and elimination of Lean waste. 

    As an MTM and EAWS certified professional, she has deep knowledge and experience in the application of the MTM method focused on improving the ergonomic conditions of workstations and optimizing processes, providing health, safety, quality and cleaner environments and products. She holds a master’s degree in the area of Production Engineering and research line of Lean Manufacturing and Ergonomics, focusing on the application of MTM-UAS to improve comfort at work and improve productivity.

    Ergonomics and MTM in Lean Manufacturing Systems – Improving Processes, Quality, Safety, Productivity [EN]
    With the advancement of new technologies and increasingly competitive production processes, the themes of lean manufacturing and ergonomics are increasingly integrated into process improvement.

    The presentation aims to show the gains achieved with the implementation of ergonomic improvements in a refrigeration compressor company workstation, with the purpose of eliminating and/or reducing movement waste, optimizing the process, minimizing biomechanical risks and reduce muscle fatigue by changing the layout. The methodology used to evaluate the method and the execution time of the activities was MTM-UAS. To quantify the biomechanical risks, Suzanne Rodgers checklist and the Golden Zone were used to evaluate the work area.

    Karl-Heinz Hehlinger has worked as a work planner / head of production controller / head of technical order clarification – variant configuration.

    Use of MTM Time Value Tables at the Interface to the "SAP Variant Configuration" Add-on

    His lecture will include:

    1. Preparation of the MTM analyzes,
    2. Time value tables
    3. Features management
    4. Modeling environment
    Karl-Heinz-Hehlinger
    Karl-Heinz Hehlinger
    Group leader @Wanzl GmbH & Co. KGaA
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    Anke Pinnau
    Feng Shui Consultant @Aikipea Feng Shui

    Anke Pinnau studied pharmacy, ran the business in pharmacy sector and worked as a lecturer in pharmacology. 

    Since the beginning of the 1990s she has been dealing with classical Feng Shui, a part of traditional Chinese medicine. In 2002 she founded her own Feng Shui consultancy and since then has been advising companies, institutions and private individuals on Feng Shui planning
    Buildings, outdoor areas and gardens.

    Time Determination Fast and Easy – from Kitchen to Factory Floor

    The motto of the discussion group is “Time Determination Fast and Easy – from Kitchen to Factory Floor”.

    Anke Pinnau reports on her experiences using MTM-Easy to calculate tradespeople’s services.

    Dr. Johannes Sternatz has been heading method development in the Volkswagen Group Industrial Engineering since 2017. Between 2011 and 2017 he worked in various functions in the planning of the Volkswagen brand. He worked at industrial engineering in the Wolfsburg plant from 2008 to 2011. He studied Business Informatics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and received his doctorate in the field of Management Science.

    MTM-HWD in Practical Use in Volkswagen Group – Insights and Outlooks

    A practical use of MTM-HWD in Volkswagen Group will be discussed in this presentation.

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    Dr. Johannes Sternatz
    Head of Group Industrial Engineering Methods and Ergonomics @Volkswagen AG
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    Stefan Stüring
    Managing Director @LIVINGSOLIDS GmbH

    Before founding LIVINGSOLIDS GmbH, Stefan Stüring, has worked in different positions such as Scientific Employee (Fraunhofer IFF) and Head of Department Interactive Visualization and Simulation (Fraunhofer IFF).

    MTM-Motion – The Bridge Between Digitally Recorded Motion Data and MTM Analysis

    Digital motion data is a main component of modern technologies such as motion capture, virtual reality or human simulation. These technologies support the planning, analysis and training of human work in a targeted manner.

    The MTM-Motion project combines these technologies and the proven MTM methods via a common interface and delivers automatically generated MTM analysis.

    In the presentation, LIVINGSOLIDS and the MTM ASSOCIATION will present how an MTM-UAS analysis can be generated from the virtual reality application with MTM-Motion.

    Helmut Mersjan has worked in different positions such as Industrial clerk, REFA technician, MTM practitioner and instructor, industrial engineer in plastics industry. He has also worked as a consultant and interim manager at Mersjan Consulting, where he dealt with different topics such as business management Organization and process consulting; in SMEs from industry, trade, logistics, services and selected production-related corporate areas.

    Currently, he work as a Senior Operations Management Consultant / Interim Manager at EVP Prozess- und Produktionsoptimerung (EmsVechte Produktion).

    Time Determination Fast and Easy – from Kitchen to Factory Floor

    Anke Pinnau, Rainer Lehnemann and Andreas Bochmann will join him in this presentation.

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    Helmut Mersjan
    Senior Operations Management Consultant / Interim Manager @EmsVechte Produktion
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    Harald Waidner
    Director / Head of Logistics II @REWE International Lager & Transport GmbH

    Harald Waidner has held various management positions at REWE International since 2009. He has been Director of Logistics II since 2015 and has overall responsibility for 8 logistics locations and around 1500 employees.

    Since 2021 he has been the authorized representative (power of attorney) of REWE International Lager- und Transportgesellschaft m.b.H.

    Automated MTM Analysis for Efficient Evaluation with High Process Variance @REWE (Austria)

    The averages evaluated according to MTM or other planned time determination methods (e.g. 2.35 min per pick) are suitable for determining the personnel requirements or for a performance assessment over a longer period of time.

    The average value is no longer meaningful for an individual assessment of an order, be it for the deployment planning of the employees or for an objective, transparent performance assessment. This is especially true for processes with high variance or high scatter in relation to the mean value.

    Knowledge-based systems, on the other hand, are able to generate an individual MTM analysis for every picking order within a few seconds. This not only takes into account the individual routes through the warehouse and the properties of the products to be picked (weight and dimensions), but also the current stock levels to determine the required body movements (e.g. bending over when the stock level is low).

    calculation4u provides the planning time for each picking order in real time with the required accuracy and the basis for evaluating the ergonomic load.

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