MTM-B is one of the newer time standards from the MTM organization. It is targeted for processes with long cycle times and for task descriptions for which a LEAN Benchmark is desired (i.e. Comparison of Current State versus Future State). MTM-B is designed to be a quick and simple key-word based language of work. One difference between MTM-B and the other MTM-based time standards is that MTM-B will report in MU's by default, where the others have a base unit of TMU.
Formal training on how to use this time standard is highly recommended. Courses and textbooks are available from the MTM organization at www.mtm.org.
To see a list of the MTM-B key words, press F5 (function 5) while the MTM-B standard is selected. After the list is open, keywords can be selected from the list with the mouse.
As the process is described, the editor automatically color-codes keywords and keyword modifiers (quantities of distance or time). This makes it easy to determine if the keyword-code has been recognized. The process time and corresponding value-add analysis will be computed by the application.
MTM-B Editor Color-Coded Keywords
The list of keywords and their associated value-add percentages can be modified.