MTM is a dynamic family of systems. It continues to grow to meet
the needs of its practitioners and users. It has developed from a
single system of work measurement and analysis to a family of
systems that meets the varied demands of different users.
MTM-1 is the basic system form which all other MTM systems have
been developed. This system, which is used worldwide, determines the
time necessary for performing a given operation by analyzing the
manual motions required and assigning a time value to each. MTM-1 is
ideally suited to use in high volume production environments.
MTM-UAS represents a second generation of synthesized data, based
on the MTM-1 system. It was constructed through use of statistical
analysis of basic MTM-1 motion patterns. This system is best-suited
for use in environments which exhibit the characteristics of batch
MTM-MEK, a third generation system based on statistical analysis
of MTM-1 data, is designed for economical measurement of small lot
or one-of-a-kind production, with long-cycle times, as well as other
infrequently performed tasks previously considered too costly or
difficult to measure.
THE 4M® SYSTEM
4M is a second level system used to convey MTM-1 level
information to the MTM-LINK software for use in methods analysis and
standards development. It is suited to long run production.
MTM-B represents a third generation of synthesized data, based on
the MTM-UAS system. It was constructed through use of statistical
analysis of basic
MTM-HC is a standard database devoted specifically to healthcare
MTM-C® (Clerical Activity)
MTM-C is designed specifically for measuring clerical activity.
MTM-V® (Machine Shop)
MTM-V is a standard data system for measuring difficult-to-time
long cycle manual machine shop tasks.
MTM-TE® (Electronic Test)
MTM-TE is a standard data system for measuring mental and manual
activity in the electronic test environment.
MTM-M® (Work Under Microscopes)
MTM-M is the only system available which is capable of accurately
measuring assembly, wiring, soldering and other work performed under