Case Study: UMT Plus software used in Material Handling Equipment calibration
Type of organization: Engineering Consulting Firm
Problem: Testing the speeds
of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) is tedious and time consuming, requiring a stopwatch, paper, and seemingly endless hours of manual data entry.
Objective: Find an improved method for data
collection and eliminate manual data entry, which will allow the firm to spend time with the client on other value added activities.
Methodology: Time studies using handheld computers
Measures: With the help of UmtPlusTM software developed by Laubrass Inc., the Engineering Consultants programmed the various testing criteria required to benchmark the speed of the Material Handling
Results: On average, the Engineering Consultants found that their study time per piece of equipment was reduced by 60%, and the manual data entry time was eliminated. With one
click, all of the collected information was instantly compiled, allowing the final data analysis to be completed within days, instead of weeks, of completing the speed testing.