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MTM offers an array of free and paid publications so you can continue your education of our various methods and operations, building upon what you’ve learned in our training courses.

MTM Books

The Methods-Time Measurement system provides building blocks for companies to establish effective ways of completing tasks. MTM offers in-depth looks at our organization’s extensive history, core values and innovative methods to educate users beyond the classroom.

MTM Books can be ordered through the MTM Association.

A fascinating journey through MTM history, research, and application. By the International MTM Directorate.

A clear presentation of MTM-1 motions, their coding, application rules and TMU values. By William Antis, John Honeycutt and Edward Koch.

The development, verification, maintenance and use of standard data from planning through production. By V. Aulanko, j. Hotanen and A. Salonen.


MTM publications

MTM Research Reports

MTM is constantly performing research to better our company and the organizations we serve. To learn more about how MTM is evolving to meet your training and software needs and those of the fast-paced world we live in, we invite you to read our various research reports.

MTM Research reports can be ordered through the MTM Association.

R.R. 101 DISENGAGE – Preliminary study and theory of disengage.

R.R. 102 READING OPERATIONS – Synopsis of work done by 11 leading authorities.

R.R.104 MTM ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE RATING SYSTEMS – An analysis of performance rating systems and various rating films from an MTM standpoint.

R.R. 105 A STUDY OF SIMULTANEOUS MOTIONS – Final report of the Simultaneous Motions project undertaken by the MTM Association. This report presents a great deal of new and valuable information which should be of interest to every MTM practitioner.

R.R. 106 SHORT REACHES AND MOVES – An analysis of the characteristics of Reaches and Moves at very short distances. It develops important conclusions concerning the application of MTM to operations involving short distance elements.

R.R. 107 A RESEARCH METHODS MANUAL – An effective and comprehensive set of methods for carrying on research in human motions. Major techniques, adequate sources of motion data, film analysis, data recording and statistical methods of analysis are among the topics discussed.

R.R. 108 A STUDY OF ARM MOVEMENTS INVOLVING WEIGHT – The effect of weight on the performance times of arm movements is presented, along with a comprehensive discussion of the whole area of weight phenomena.

R.R. 109 A STUDY OF POSITIONING MOVEMENTS – I. The General Characteristics. II. Appendix – Defines “positioning movements and the inter-relation of component movements”. The study is limited to the laboratory analysis.

R.R. 110 A STUDY OF POSITIONING MOVEMENTS III – Application to Industrial Work Measurement. This report, the second on position, relates the results of the position research to the field of application. This study deals with actual industrial operators, work measurement tools and improving manual activity through a better understanding of positioning movements.

R.R. 111 INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ON THE ELEMENT APPLY PRESSURE – Examines the element “Apply Pressure” under factory conditions. The report contains a descriptive analysis of the fundamental structure of the element Apply Pressure along with numerical data gathered in the research.

R.R. 112 LEARNING CURVE RESEARCH ON SHORT-CYCLE OPERATION – A report of the first of a series of experiments which have been performed to determine how people learn the most common MTM motions. This is the preliminary or “laboratory” phase of the project, Learning. This phase of the Learning project provided a series of prediction equations for the most frequently used elements.

R.R. 113A LEARNING CURVE RESEARCH ON MANUAL OPERATIONS – Presents the results of Learning. The report details a method of combining the Learning Curves of R.R. 112 to develop a prediction equation covering an overall learning Curve for a manual operation.

R.R. 114 FACTORS IN MANUAL SKILL TRAINING – Results of four years’ study at the University of Michigan on the various factors involved in the learning process required to attain a manual skill, especially the learning that occurs after the person barely knows how to do the operation.

R.R. 115 PREDICTION OF ELEMENTAL MOTION PERFORMANCE USING PERSONNEL SELECTION TESTS – A general methodology for predicting the level of performance an individual should be able to attain when working on a manual task where a pre-determined time standard is a measure of his performance. The Methods-Time Measurement system is the system used.

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