PMT Systems Seminar 2003

February 2004
Management Services;Feb2004, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the 2003 Predetermined Motion Time Systems (PMTS) Seminar at the Springfield House Conference Centre in Lincolnshire, England. Hosted by GSD Ltd. and IMT Ltd., it was open to all registered users of PADS, PMT-X and PMT Core Data. Following introductions and an outline of the day, Jim Wiggins of IMT explained the situation regarding practitioner and user registration. The main objective was to ensure that all qualified practitioners are registered. The main theme of the seminar was application and assessment with a programme of presentations from John Lewis plc and the Timetracker company. The morning session was introduced by Bob Andrews and Steve Foster of John Lewis. Their presentation outlined the assessment of activities connected with onsite retail payment systems and their pack and wrap workload. They explained the way in which they had applied their PMTS data to the reorganisation of payment and pack and wrap locations. The presentation concluded with a demonstration of the simulation software used to model the in-store queuing process. Unfortunately, the afternoon session has to be reprogrammed owing to the late withdrawal of the intended speaker due to illness.


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