【Time】 21.Sept. 2011,15:00 – 17:00
【Place】 R. F310, Mechanical Building (机械楼辅楼), Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
【Title】 Productivity Management by Using MTM as all-purpose Process Language in Economy
【Speaker】 Dr. Hans W. FISCHER, Managing Director of German MTM association and President of International MTM Directorate
【Host】 Prof. Dr. JIANG Zhibin
Industrial Engineering (IE) and Office Engineering (OE) are two terms to describe how engineers plan, control and improve business processes at the shop floor or in the administration office of an enterprise. MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) is a process language and assist mechanical and industrial engineers, quality managers and improvement moderators to understand each other better and faster.
Production Systems – often derived from Toyota Production System - arrange an order frame how well-known IE-methods act together and how they should interact to reach the company’s targets. Following the principle “First Time Right!” MTM offers different tools along the process chain to be used by IEs. Starting with ProKon (a design for assembly tool) you can design, plan, control and improve your business process starting from the first product idea at the draftsman’s monitor following the fabrication of parts to the assembly line and also to the after sales service activities.
MTM applications are thus found in production, logistics and maintenance as well as in administration and in the service sector. MTM’s process building blocks are used as internationally accepted labour standards and focuses on process design to eliminate waste and to achieve good ergonomics in parallel.
Dr. Hans W. FISCHER is aged 61, married and father of three adult children. Having passed his A-levels and accomplished a specialist training for telecommunication serviceman he studied informatics/metrology in Dresden. After earning his doctorate at the Technical University of Dresden, Dr. Fischer went as design engineer in the German industry in 1976 and acted as managing director of companies in the field of electrical engineering, electronics and mechanical engineering from 1988.
Since 1999 he has been managing director of Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung (the German MTM Association). In this position he has been concentrating on a wide-spread MTM application in German industry and his declared objective is to make MTM the worldwide most important standard for efficient process design.
In 2005 he was elected as president of the International MTM Directorate which coordinates the activities of 15 National MTM Associations worldwide. Dr. Fischer has been making great efforts to help Chinese industries by applying MTM methodology for a couple of years together with Dr. LI Zhen from MTM Shanghai branch.