Gabriele Caragnano, Technical Director of Fondazione Ergo-MTM Italia, one of the initiators of One-MTM, attested to the successful start of the partner network. The goal of establishing MTM as a global standard and ensuring uniform application of the method standard all over the world had been brought a good deal closer, he said. The prerequisite for this was a well-structured, powerful organization with the necessary resources. "That is why we have joined forces in training, consulting, software and research," Caragnano emphasized. His thanks went to Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, Managing Director of MTM ASSOCIATION e. V., as one of the main protagonists of the network, and to all the partners – the national MTM associations of Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Austria, Poland, South Africa, the Czech Republic/Slovakia, Great Britain and Hungary, as well as partners in the USA and China.
More than 3,200 certificates issued
Peter Kuhlang also sees One-MTM on the right track. He emphasized that the standardization of MTM training across national borders and continents has gained considerable momentum, particularly as a result of digitization and the pandemic-related switch to online offerings. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2020, the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. issued more than 3,200 certificates worldwide for training via e-learning, webinars and classroom courses. "That’s a pretty decent result, especially for a Corona year," Kuhlang said.
Best practice at MAN in Cracow
A great example of how the One-MTM partner network can contribute to the successful development of companies came from Piotr ?lusarski, Head of Competence Center Cracow MTM/VW ap at MAN in Cracow, Poland. For a long time, he said, there had been no uniform standards in time management at the truck and bus manufacturer’s plants. With the support of the Polish MTM Association, the implementation of MTM as a cross-plant method standard was then rapidly advanced. The Cracow Competence Center is now responsible for time management as a central business, especially for the rollout and uniform application of MTM at all MAN Group production sites. "Working with MTM has brought us a great deal further forward," emphasized ?lusarski.
Save the date: MTM Summit 2021
At the end of the virtual birthday celebration, the managing director of the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. extended an invitation to all partners, customers and interested parties. On October 20/21 this year, the international MTM community will meet for the MTM Summit 2021 – a hybrid event with presence in Hamburg / Germany, home of the One-MTM Headquarters, and with the possibility of virtual participation, 24 hours a day. The MTM Summit 2021 combines the MTM Digital Solutions Day (20.10.2021), the MTM Community Day (21.10.2021) and – digitally integrated – the EAWS International Symposium, in short EIS, organized by Fondazione Ergo-MTM Italia.
You can learn more about the implementation and application of the MTM method standard
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- as a subscriber to our free English-language newsletter MTMaktuell https://mtm.org/en#newsletter and
- as a member of the LinkedIn group MTM – TIME TO WIN.
MTM ASSOCIATION e. V., founded in 1962 as Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V., is a leading industry association with a good 240 member companies representing some 2.5 million employees. With the MTM Academy, the MTM Institute and the Deutsche MTM-Gesellschaft Industrie- und Wirtschaftsberatung mbH as a wholly owned subsidiary with the MTM Software House, the MTM ASSOCIATION e. V. has a unique position in the market.
The non-profit association’s statutory mission is to disseminate the process language MTM (Methods-Time Measurement), the internationally recognized method standard for describing, evaluating and designing human work. With MTM, companies have an instrument at hand with which they can precisely calculate processes, products and personnel requirements, significantly increase productivity in the company and at the same time contribute to employee health.
The MTM method was developed in the USA in the mid-1940s. From there, it began its triumphal march around the world. The MTM ASSOCIATION e. V., as the largest national association, has set itself the task of establishing and further developing MTM as a global standard in the international partner network One-MTM.
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