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2023-02-01 Important Announcement
As of February 1, 2023, Iowa State University stop offering MTM Certification Training. MTM now offers Online Training Program. Please contact info@mtm.org for more information. MTM Training Website is https://training.mtm.org/?lang=en.

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MTM is a tool for describing, structuring, designing, and planning working systems with the help of defined process building blocks.

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In the MTM-1 Base course, you will be introduced to a new way of thinking and a more detailed look at how you can optimize manual activities. MTM takes a micro-level approach at reducing work time and cost.

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MTM-UAS Certification

This course discusses principles of MTM-UAS construction, time elements and simultaneous motions of MTM-UAS, and methods improvements in MTM-UAS.

MTM-1 Certification Course Photo

MTM-1 Certification

This course discusses principles of MTM-1 construction, time elements and simultaneous motions of MTM-1, and methods improvements in MTM-1.

Head Instructor

Head Instructor Photo - Dirk Rauglas
Dirk Rauglas, Director of Education & Former Executive Director of MTM Association

Dirk Rauglas is a degreed Industrial Engineer (BSIE, University of Illinois) with an advanced certificate in business management (University of Chicago). As of December 2014, he has retired as Executive Director of MTM Productivity Services Corporation. He now dedicates his time as a MTM Director of Education to continue training various Methods-Time Measurements topics for MTM Productivity Services Corporation.

Mr. Rauglas began his career in Industrial Engineering working as a classical industrial engineer at a manufacturer of electrical distribution equipment; His career includes serving as the Manager of Industrial Engineering and Quality Control for a major manufacturer of durable consumer goods.

He became the Executive Director of the MTM Productivity Services Corporation in 1990. He is certified as an instructor in all MTM Systems having taught thousands of students the skills necessary to successfully apply the MTM Family of Systems. His work experience with the MTM Productivity Services Corporation involves a wide range of Industrial Engineering activities in a broad range of businesses including discreet manufacturing, process industries, healthcare and service industries. His areas of expertise include the application of pre-determined time measurement systems, with a particular focus on their use in achieving optimal results in Lean Manufacturing environments.

Mr. Rauglas has published numerous articles in periodicals ranging from the IMD Journal to IIE Solutions. In addition, Mr. Rauglas is called upon to speak at various nationally sponsored Industrial Engineering and Management Training events throughout the world.


What MTM Clients and Students Are Saying

“The videos are fantastic. This is a well-paced lesson which allows the working employee like myself to take the online lessons without feeling overwhelmed.”

–Anonymous MTM-1 Base Student

“The videos in this course were very helpful with introduction of new material as well as reviewing quiz questions. The quiz review videos were especially helpful. The structure and flow of this course was excellent as was the instructor.”

-Anonymous MTM-1 Student

“Excellent materials for the course. I learned a lot about MTM-UAS. The ability to review as often as possible is priceless to me. Site and course were both easy to navigate.”

–Anonymous MTM-UAS Student

“The course was well put together. I feel that I have a better understanding for the field in general and will be able to apply these concepts in my profession.”

–Anonymous MTM-UAS Student

These Companies are Taking MTM Courses

  • Volkswagen
  • BMW
  • FCA
  • General Motors
  • MAHLE Behr
  • DHL International
  • Brose North America
  • Kohler
  • Honeywell
  • John Deere
  • Kraft
  • Rittal North America, LLC
  • Hayland Health
  • UPS
  • Estee Lauder
  • Nabisco
  • Siemens
  • Volvo
  • Airbus
  • Audi
  • Bosch
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Gillette
  • Canon
  • Kroger
  • Fisher Dynamics
  • Xerox Corporation
  • BSH Home Appliances
  • TVS Supply Chain Solutions