MTM-1 is the first-level MTM system to provide the complete explosion of motion
elements into their unique categories. Each element of MTM-1 represents the smallest value
to enable practitioners to apply methods engineering improvement technique to part design,
fixture design, container design, packing design, tool design, workplace layout design,
etc. The use of MTM-1 has wide applications throughout industries to engineer the
precision of pick and place handling methods of the operators, tools, containers and every
corners of the workplace.
In design for assembly, and design for manufacturability, MTM-1 provides a first- class
evaluation of all assembly parts to determine their impact of their potential effect on
operators. In value engineering, the use of MTM-1 will contribute to better design change
to increase maintainability, operability and cycle time reduction.
The sensitivity of MTM-1 on methods change surpass all other pre-determined motion time
systems. This is especially, useful to tool designer, machine designer and product
designers to incorporate MTM-1 predetermined design ideas for improvement. Also, MTM-1 is
a design oriented work measurement system. It can be applied to evaluate the labour cost
involved in putting parts together in assembly evaluate the set up time involve in setting
up access loading and unloading elements of automatic machine.