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Methods-Time Measurement (MTM) is the most established of all pre-determined motion-time systems (PMTS). The system was born in the USA and since its publication in 1948, it is now a worldwide phenomenon.

The UK MTM Association was founded in 1964, and as all other National Associations, seeks to uphold the professional standards of training and research, which was the vision of H. B. Maynard, who was the father of MTM.It was he who coined the phrase “MTM – First Time Right”.


Independent academic verification of all MTM data

MTM eliminates the need for the stopwatch

MTM certification courses are regularly organised by the UK Association


MTM can be applied to simplify product designs

MTM Practitioners focus on“what is to be done”

MTM is applicable across all economic sectors from manufacturing to servicisation


MTM motion analysis permits rapid construction of “time blocks”

Mnemonic coding blends with computer software, to facilitate efficient data analysis

MTM data has been applied and verified in non-mainstream areas

Work Measurement System

MTM is a Work Measurement system which

does not the use of a Stop Watch or

Time Study (Time and Motion) and

also negates need for Pace Rating.

When used on its own, or with Lean or

Six Sigma it is a powerful System

for Process Design, Tooling Design

and Layout Design.

Method Improvement

It is also used for Process Improvement,

Productivity Improvement,

Labour Utilisation and OEE calculations.


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