151-0055-10L  Engineering Tool: Planning of Human Work

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersP. Acél
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentThe Engineering Tools courses are for MAVT Bachelor’s degree students only.

Number of participants limited to 24.


151-0055-10 KIngenieur-Tool: Planung menschlicher Arbeit
Blockkurs in der ersten Semesterwoche
Ort: Gruppenraum des Technoparks ZH
12s hrsP. Acél

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AbstractThis course gives an introduction into the planning and optimization of human work procedures in industry as a basis for the determination of personnel requirements. By using Methods of Time Management (MTM) it is shown, how work procedures are modelled in the different abstracted layers.
MTM is the benchmark for time in process elements - an international standard.
ObjectiveThe participants learn the basics in planning and optimizing of human work. They recognize that the problem solving based on work-organisation (e.g. efficiency of the staff members, pulsing) and ergonomical issues (e.g. overload of staff members) is made easier to achieve through the planning with MTM.
ContentThis educational-objective will be shown by machine demonstrations, movies and lecture/theory. The contents will be engrossed in practice oriented group works.

1. The input by MTM to solve operational tasks
- definition and application of MTM (process elements)
- 7 wastes
- comparison MTM, stopwatch, estimation
- planning of working-systems (personnel requirements and optimized operational procedures)

2. The MTM-System and the respective main attributes
- system elements
- information content of MTM-application flow diagram
- simulations ability

3. Development of processes
- description of shortage, flow, rhythm, layout, standards, complexity, amount of parts etc.
- is (analysis) - should-be (synthesis) in CHF

4. Application of MTM for the entire process chain
- 3-stage model: development, scheduling, operation in fabrication and assembly
- assembly fitting production engineering in the development, structuring appendage
- work in the rated range, transparency and staff member motivation
- ergonomically assessment of the working area, norm for human effort

5. MTM-systems and border lines (compression)
- differences in the application MTM 1, MEK, UAS
- IT-support: Ticon, Prokon
- classification REFA, IE, stopwatch, ROM; Value Stream, KAIZEN, KVP, 5S, Lean Management etc.
- other applications for logistic, administration, hospital etc.
Lecture notes- Script: Copies of the foils will be distributed to the participants
- downloadable movies from real examples as extension
- MTM-Time card with 5S and the 7 wastes
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements for the participation in the course: Students in MAVT, MTEC or the like.

This is a praxis-oriented course. Your entire attendance is therefore expected.

Your inscription to this course is binding.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits0.4 credits
ExaminersP. Acél
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Places24 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMechanical Engineering BSc (152000)
Waiting listuntil 15.02.2021
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 26.02.2021

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