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New features for UMT Plus V19

08.01.17

Laubrass is excited to announce new features for Apple and Android users of our UMT Plus time study software.

Latest features include:
Speech recognition when using notes;
Ability to send study data files by email;
Fun new sound preferences;
Data collection speed has been optimized for even more accurate results.

Contact your account executive for more details.

New release of UMT Plus for iOS

07.18.16
New release of UMT Plus for iOS

Laubrass is excited to announce the release of version 19 of UMT Plus for iOS on July 25th. The UmtPlus version 19 was completely rewritten in Apple's new Swift programming language to provide you with the ultimate time study app for iOS.

The upgraded version now integrates seamlessly and gives you the iOS look and feel you're used to. Please note that there are some advanced features that will not be available for the initial release. Contact your account executive for more details.

See a sneak peek of what the new UmtPlus version 19 for iOS looks like.

Join us at these healthcare seminars in Quebec, Canada

05.01.16
Join us at these healthcare seminars in Quebec, Canada

AIPI Association of nurses in prevention of infectious diseases conference: May 16-18 in Lévis, QC
www.aipi.qc.ca

Quebec Lean Healthcare Seminar: May 18-20 in Chicoutimi, QC
www.colloqueleansante.com

AHSS Association of Hygiene et Sanitation in Health Seminar: June 1st and 2nd in Drummondville, QC
www.ahss.qc.ca

New Strategic Partnership

03.29.16

Toronto - Montreal: G.H. Bishop Global Inc. and Laubrass Inc. are happy to formally announce their strategic partnership. Through this partnership both companies will be able to expand geographically and better serve existing and prospective clients. This partnership will extend to both consulting services and software development.



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New Time Study app for iOS to be released soon

03.28.16
The Laubrass R&D department are finishing up programming a new iOS version of our UMT Plus Time Study Application. Clients currently using iOS devices with UMT Plus that have kept their annual maintenance contracts up to date will be able to upgrade free of charge. Release date to come soon.

Quality Control Audits - new success story

03.15.16
Quality Control Audits  - new success story

Gregory reports that he has seen “real improvement overnight”. A month prior to initiating UMT Audit he had tracked the defects of the group as a whole and calculated that the total group throw away averaged 12%. This error rate was cut in half to 6%, or a 94% accuracy rating. The UMT Audit solution enabled the team to track individual accuracy ratings.



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New hospital workflow software goes live in Quebec.

11.30.15
New hospital workflow software goes live in Quebec.
Quebec Healthcare facility, CSSS Richelieu-Yamaska, launched Laubrass' new UMT Flow workflow software this year. The software was largely developed with collaboration from multiple area hospitals and is already proving to be a great improvement on patient flow.

AONE conference

04.09.15
Laubrass will be exhibiting in Phoenix at the AONE conference April 15-18th with our partner Rapid Modeling. Come by booth 300 to look at our new healthcare software programs.

NEW version of UMT Audit software released

07.24.14
NEW version of UMT Audit software released
Laubrass has released a new and improved version of UMT Audit software. Version 5 has all of the features and functions that enable auditors and inspectors to perform custom mobile audits, and now there is an easier to use the management interface. Sign up today for an online demo.

Institute of Industrial Engineers Show in Montreal

05.29.14
Institute of Industrial Engineers Show in Montreal
Come join us in Montreal Sunday June 1st to Tuesday June 3rd at the IIE annual conference. Stop by our booth for a chance to win a prize from our prize wheel. Hope to see you there.

Healthcare Facilities in Quebec using sanitation software

03.01.14
Healthcare Facilities in Quebec using sanitation software
Our distributor, Luc Fortin, was recognized by Quebec's provincial healthcare association (CSSS) for providing services to promote a program that will instill standard and preventative measures for healthcare sanitation processes. Fortin has worked with Laubrass programmers to develop revolutionary software that is being used by Quebec healthcare facilities to improve and manage their sanitation processes.

The complete reference letter (in French only) is available here:
Quebec healthcare sanitation software reference

Exhibiting in Toronto at AME conference

10.13.13
Exhibiting in Toronto at AME conference

Laubrass will be exhibiting at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence conference in Toronto October 22-24th 2013. Please come by our booth and take a spin at our new prize wheel for a chance to win a tablet! See more about the conference here: www.ame.org

Winners from the Prize wheel draw:

Samsung Tablet Winner: Krista Newcomb from IEC
UMT Software license winner: Don Collins from Deb USA Inc.  

2013 Fall conferences

09.20.13
2013 Fall conferences
Please come by our booth at the following upcoming conferences:

New release of UMT Plus for Android to improve time studies

05.08.13
A new release of UMT Plus for Android is now available. This latest release includes several new features including barcode scanner capabilities for notes and study information.

Other new features that improve the work measurement software for Android include:
  • A customizable status bar below the main screen to give users quick access to the information that is important to them.
  • Speed rated values are visible in the summary
  • Positioning keys can have preassigned simultaneous study numbers, to more easily perform multiple time studies at once
  • Incremental occurrences and occurrence counters on positioning keys
  • Ability to apply functions to keys
  • Dynamic list is now available in the study info
  • Possibility to only display the current study in the list and the summary

Please contact us to see how you can upgrade to the newest version info@laubrass.com

NEW version of UMT Audit Software

01.04.13
NEW version of UMT Audit Software
The customizable audit software created by Laubrass is now even better than before. UMT Audit Version 4 was realeased just in time for the new year. The newest version of UMT Audit software grants users new advantages to organize, store and review their audit data using an integrated SQL data base system. New features also include the ability to more easily create lists according to specified zones and various options of how and when to display your customized questions and answers. For a complete overview of the new features and functions of UMT Audt V4, please schedule an online demo by sending an email to info@laubrass.com 

Time Study App now available for iOS

02.24.12
Time Study App now available for iOS
Apple has just approved UMT Plus MAX work measurement software for resale on the Apple Store. Now more than ever it has become important to deliver software for a range of mobile devices to satisfy our customer's work measurement needs. A limited version of UMT Plus including a complete OEE configuration can be purchased on the App store the PC module is sold separately to allow users to completely customize their time study or work sampling project.

See us on the Apple app store here: Work Measurement App

Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare: Laubrass sponsors WCBF

02.10.12
Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare: Laubrass sponsors WCBF
Laubrass are proud sponsors of the WCBF 11th Annual Lean, Six Sigma and Process Improvement in Healthcare Summit, the largest gathering of senior-level executives responsible for deploying Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare.

WHEN: MAY 15- 18, 2012 WHERE: NEW ORLEANS

As sponsors we are able to offer you a special discount of 15% discount to attend the summit.  To claim this discount please visit the Summit Website, www.wcbf.com and quote the code: ‘LAUBRASS15’ when registering.  This summit normally sells-out ahead of time, so we recommend if you wish to register, to do so early.

UMT Plus on Android

12.19.11
UMT Plus on Android
We are excited to announce that after much anticipation UMT Plus is now available for ANDROID!!!

The new look is sleeker and more modern, while maintaining the same reliability and accuracy that you have come to expect expect from Laubrass.

We are still working out some of the extra features and so would advise customers to upgrade the software on a weekly basis after purchasing. We will also extend the free upgrades for 18 months following purchase. However, you can be assured that all main functions and features for time studies and work sampling and simultaneous studies are working just fine.

Please contact us for a preview of the new V18 for Android! Prices will remain the same as they currently are for version 17.

New App for Auditors using iPhones / iPads / iPods

12.12.11
New App for Auditors using iPhones / iPads / iPods
Laubrass is excited to announce that our UMT Audit is now available for iOS devices!

We worked with our partners at StyleTap and submitted a packaged version of UMT Audit to Apple. Our software was reviewed and accepted by Apple as of last week.

The version that is now available on the App Store is a special UMT Audit 6S version for $149. The end user will be able to perform complete 6S audits on their iOS device and view scores on the device as well. This is a limited version of UMT Audit and a 6S audit is the only application. Buying the desktop module (through Laubrass) will unlock the software and enable the end user to customize other studies and reports.

Click here to see it on iTunes

UMT Audit coming to iTunes soon!!

11.22.11
Laubrass submitted today a new iOS version of UMT Audit for review by Apple developers. We hope to have this version available as an official iPod / iPad / iPhone app soon.

UMT Plus in Portuguese

11.08.11
UMT Plus is now available in 3 languages: English, French and Portueguese. We thank our partners at Gertecsys in Brazil for working with us to translate the software into a third language.

Android version by end of year

11.03.11
Laubrass development team is in the final stage of completing a new version of UMT Plus for Android OS. A first release date of UMT Plus TIM (limited version) is expected in December 2011. 

Manufacturing Excellence Show

10.24.11
We're at the AME's conference in Dallas this week (October 24-28). Please come by and see our booth if you are in the area!

More details about the conference: Turning Points for Success

ASQ Audit Show

10.24.11
This year again we will be sponsoring the ASQ Audit Division show in Reno October 27-28. Our senior account Executive Joe Lee will be at the booth to show you how to make your audits easier, more efficient and more accurate.

More details about the show: Audit Division Conference 

New Partner in Brazil

09.22.11
New Partner in Brazil
Laubrass has a new partner and distributor for UMT Products in Brazil, Gertecsys.

This new strategic alliance will open up new possibilities in South America and we are working togheter to make the software available in Portuguese.

Please visit our new partner at www.gertecsys.com

TCAB nursing: A case study

06.07.11
TCAB nursing: A case study
Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania is taking their TCAB initiatives to the next level by implementing TimeStudy RN.

TCAB (Transforming Care At the Bedside) is a national initiative to improve the environment for front-line nurses working on medical-surgical units in order to make inpatient care safer, more reliable and more focused on the patient.

Laubrass Tools are making a difference, click below to find out how.


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Focus4Audit construction tool launch

02.22.11
Focus4Audit construction tool launch
Laubrass and West Virgina University will be launching their new tool to improve safety at construction sites.

Focus4Audit is an innovative handheld software program that allows safety inspectors to evaluate OSHA's Focus Four priority hazards on construction sites.

Come see us at the Construction Expo in Chicago March 8th to see a live demo. 

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UMT Products online anywhere anytime

02.17.11
UMT Products online anywhere anytime
UMT Products will soon be available in a "Software as a Service" package, so you can access your own custom UMT data online from any PC at all times. Call our sales team to learn more. 1-866-526-8040.

Exhibiting at two shows in Chicago

02.08.11
Exhibiting at two shows in Chicago
Laubrass Executives will be in Chicago March 7th to 9th at two different conferences. Come visit us at our booth or call us to set up a personal meeting.

March 7th: Sponsor at the IIE Managing Work Standards conference
March 8th: Exhibit at the ASA and CSC Construction Expo and Safety Day
March 9th: Scheduled meetings in Chicago area

Using Excel templates WITHOUT Excel

11.02.10
UMT Products are now able to export any data to custom excel templates, even if you do not have MS Excel installed on your PC. This means that all data and reports can be more easily shared within your office the way you want it.

Fall 2010 Conference line up

09.02.10
Fall 2010 Conference line up
Please come see at the following events that we are sponsoring. Laubrass representatives and partners will be on hand to give you personal live demonstrations on UMT Plus for Work Measurement and UMT Audit software for inspections and audits.
Hope to see you at one of these fine locations!

Online Compliance Management Tool now available

07.13.10
Online Compliance Management Tool now available
Laubrass is now offering a new online solution for organizations that are looking for a complete solution to automate and facilitate compliance management : WEB AUDIT. This innovative solution gives quality leaders the ability to manage and track each non conformity of their audit. WEB AUDIT allows auditors to set up and manage corrective action plans for each non conformance users can set up email lists and automatic notifications for each stage of the compliance management.

We are now conducting 30 minute online demonstrations to interested organizations. Demos are on Tuesdays or Thursdays, contact us today to set a time.

Financing for time study and audit software

06.23.10
Implement UMT solutions NOW to start saving you time and money, and pay LATER. UMT Products provide an excellent return on investment, but sometimes our clients do not have the cash to invest up front, so we are now offering financing options for payment installments over a period of 2 to 5 years. For more information please inquire with info@laubrass.com or call 514-526-8040. At this time the offer is for US and Canadian clients only. 

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Winners of American Manufacturing Excellence ad contest

05.12.10
Winners of American Manufacturing Excellence ad contest
Update: We Won!! Thank you to all who voted. See our ads throughout the year in the AME Target magazine.

VOTE FOR US! The AME Target magazine is running an ad beauty contest take a minute to vote for Laubrass on their website www.ame.org

Take a look at the ad by clicking on the link below.


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Laubrass is on Facebook

05.11.10
Laubrass is on Facebook
We have just launched a new company page on Facebook to have another way to connect with our customers.

Take a look at our page and become a fan by clicking on the like button!

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Demonstrations of time studies and audit software at these conferences in 2010

05.04.10
Demonstrations of time studies and audit software at these conferences in 2010
Want to take part in a live demonstration of UMT Products? Look for us in the Laubrass Booth at these upcoming conferences:

We look forward to seeing you. If you can not make it to one of these locations but would like a live demonstration on one of our products, please contact our sales department to arrange a meeting.

New case study about construction site safety audits

04.01.10
New case study about construction site safety audits
Read our newest case study to see how Chicago’s Sheffield Safety & Loss Control has improved their auditing process resulting in savings of 25 -30% of the time that they spend on construction site safety audits.

Construction site safety audit: case study

We're in Atlanta Feb. 25-28: Health Care Conference

02.20.10
We're in Atlanta Feb. 25-28: Health Care Conference
If you are in the vicinity of Atlanta, Georgia we invite you to come to this innovative conference "Building Better Health Care Systems" being put on by the Society for Healthcare Systems and the American Society for Quality.

Laubrass' President Charles Brassard and our Vice President of Strategic Alliances Marc Jeannotte will be at booth 211 giving live demonstrations on how our UMT Plus and UMT Audit software is being used in the health care industry. Ask us about the new advances in UMT Audit and our grand scale plans to improve audits in health care facilities. To learn more, drop by and see us! If you can't make it to the conference please take a look at these articles on how our software is impacting the health care industry.

Healthcare Time Study
Hospital Accreditation Audit


UMT Audit Software New Version released

01.05.10
UMT Audit Software New Version released
The newest version of UMT Audit Software was released to the public on December 20th, 2009. With all of the expanded capabilities, Laubrass is now expected to be the leading provider of custom audit and inspection software for hand held computers in 2010. 

"You can do anything with the software now. It is completely customizable so that you can take the exact same audit or inspection that you are currently doing on paper and program it to be done on a handheld computer and automatically printed in the same style of your existing report." - Charles Brassard

The new version of UMT Audit Software comes complete with a demo version to allow auditors and inspectors to try doing a 5s Audit, a Car Inspection, Home Inspection, Maintenance Inspection or Loss prevention audit easily during their free 30 day audit software trial AND for the next two months Laubrass is offering their services FREE OF CHARGE* to program a limited portion of your own audit or inspection to show you just how customizable the software is. (*offer valid until February 20th, 2010)

New Case study: Douglas Institute is losing $7.5 million a year

11.17.09
New Case study: Douglas Institute is losing $7.5 million a year
Tracking Hospital Staff Transit Time

Learn how Montreal’s Douglas Institute performed a study proving that they are losing an estimated 7.5 million dollars a year due to their current structural layout.

A representative group of 60 staff members were selected to participate in the four month long self sampling time study project. Based on a random rotation each participant was given one of ten handheld computers loaded with UmtPlus software and instructed to document every time they left and arrived at a new pavilion.

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New Partnership will improve safety protocol on construciton sites

10.22.09
New Partnership will improve safety protocol on construciton sites
Laubrass Inc., a leading provider of auditing software for handheld computers, today announces a technology development alliance with the highly acclaimed West Virginia University to develop a new software program to monitor and report on safety standards for construction sites.

We are very excited about this opportunity to work with the West Virginia University. Using our expertise and experience with handheld technology and auditing software, combined with WVU’s knowledge of the safety standards involved in the construction industry, we are certain to deliver a superior solution with the Buildsafe Audit Tool,” said Charles Brassard, President and Founder of Laubrass Inc.

This new partnership between Laubrass and West Virginia University will allow the development of a standardized inspection protocol to be completely automated on handheld computers. This new development will revolutionize the process of conducting and tracking safety audits in the construction industry.
 


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UMT package giveaway at AME conference in Kentucky

10.02.09
UMT package giveaway at AME conference in Kentucky
October 19-23rd Laubrass will be exhibiting at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence 2009 Journey to Greatness Conference in Kentucky. Come meet with Laubrass President and Founder Charles Brassard to see how Umt Plus and Umt Audit can help your organization strive towards excellence.
 
Visit our booth and enter to win one UMT Software license of your choice loaded on a HP iPAQ 110 Classic Pocket PC ready to use!!

Visit us at the OpEx Conference in St Louis Oct 26-29

09.22.09
Visit us at the OpEx Conference in St Louis Oct 26-29
Come see us at the Operational Excellence Conference and Expo in St. Louis, MO, October 26-29, 2009. Laubrass will have a booth set up to give live demonstrations of how UmtPlus and UmtAudit software can facilitate operational excellence in your organization. We'll be booth #8 right by the doors!
 
Also don't miss Bill Tolo's Continuous Improvement Talk: Keeping the Measurement in DMAIC
 
Talk Objective:
  • What three questions do you need to ask before designing work-study?
  • Understand the importance of establishing a baseline measurement
  • Learn tools used to develop and maintain your work measurement
  • Pick up tips from an experienced IE work who has worked in corporate America
This presentation will discuss some of the strategies and tools used to measure performance that unleashes the power of employees to bring out the best in a corporate environment. Don't miss it! Or, to read current case studies on performance measurement click here

Minneapolis Workshop will highlight UmtPlus applications

08.31.09
Applications of UmtPlus will be highlighted at the IIE Chapter 38 and PF&D Services Fall Kick-Off Event at Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, September 22nd beginning at 5:00 PM.  The agenda includes the following:
  • What is work sampling?
  • Types of work sampling
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of work sampling
  • How is work sampling done?
  • Examples of work sampling

Following the workshop will be a tour of the historic Ivy Tower building. For more information about this workshop contact Bill Tolo: bill.tolo@laubrass.com

Learn how Ryder is saving over 3,900 working hours annually by using UmtAudit

08.12.09
Learn how Ryder is saving over 3,900 working hours annually by using UmtAudit
UmtAudit's new capability to push and pull data from any existing data base was just the thing that Ryder's Fleet Management Division was looking for to allow them to use handheld computers without having to reinvent their entire quality review process.
 
Read this new case study to see how Ryder, a well known provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions, has been able to automate its regular internal quality reviews by integrating UmtAudit with its existing audit management system, resulting in productivity improvements in excess of 3,900 working hours annually.
 

Visit us at ASQ Canada in Vancouver

08.09.09
Visit us at ASQ Canada in Vancouver
Come see us at the first annual Canadian Quality Congress on August 19-21st in Vancouver, BC.
 
Laubrass' President Charles Brassard, P.Eng, MBA, will be on hand to give live demonstration on how UmtAudit can facilitate any of your quality audits or inspections, saving you time and money. 

Laubrass signs with a new distributor in France

07.16.09
Laubrass signs with a new distributor in France

Laubrass Inc. announces a new strategic alliance with Prodest QTM, an organization located in France specializing in industrial consulting. Owner of Prodest QTM., Marcel Bongart, feels that there is a definite need in the European industrial market for tools that optimize work measurement and auditing processes.

Prodest QTM will be distributing Laubrass products mainly in France and the Czech Republic. This new partner will also begin a new teaching project using UMT Products in a professional training establishment that specializes in managing industrial production: Institut Supérieur de Promotion Industrielle.

We welcome this new partner to the Laubrass organization and encourage our clients to visit their website at www.prodest-qtm.fr (currently only available in French).

Retail Industry Expert Bill Tolo joins Laubrass

06.15.09
Retail industry expert Bill Tolo has joined the Laubrass organization. Bill Tolo is a principal process improvement consultant for PF&D Services LLC based in Minneapolis, MN and now a partner with Laubrass representing the UMT Products line.

Tolo has 25 years of corporate working experience as a Sr. Industrial Engineer with Best Buy, Macy's, Target Corporation: Marshall Field's, Unisys, Teledyne, & RCA. He also served on the IIE Board of Trustees as SVP Chapter Networking, was the 2007 IIE Annual Conference Solutions Chair- Nashville, TN and is past president of IIE Twin Cities Chapter 38.
 
Having an esteemed industry leader such as BIll Tolo on our team will be of great value to Laubrass clients and to the continual improvement of UMT products.
 
We invite you to explore PF&D Services LLC new website at www.pfandd.com

IIE Conference in Miami May 31-June 2nd

05.31.09
IIE Conference in Miami May 31-June 2nd
Come visit us at booth 302 in Miami at the Institute for Industrial Engineers Annual Conference. We have an exciting presentation scheduled for Tuesday June 2nd at 7AM in the Laurel room. Lasubrass' President Charles Brassard will be speaking along with industry experts BIll Tolo and Nina Visconti.
 
The presentation will include practical case studies and live demonstrations of Laubrass' software solutions. Don’t miss this opportunity. All attendees to this session will receive a free USB drive which includes product demos, and if you bring us your business card you’ll be eligible for the grand prize drawing valued at over $5,000.

Software for quality and improvement displayed at ASQ

05.21.09
Software for quality and improvement displayed at ASQ
The Laubrass booth was busy this week at the ASQ World Conference in Minneapolis. Consultants, auditors and other professionals involved in quality and improvement showed a lot of interest in Laubrass software solutions.
 
If you missed us at this conference, please come see us in Miami at the IIE conference May 31st to June 2nd.

Come see us at ASQ World Conference in Minneapolis

05.17.09
Come see us at ASQ World Conference in Minneapolis

Visit our booth at the ASQ world conference on quality and improvement May 17th to 19th.  Come meet Laubrass President Charles Brassard and Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Marc Jeannotte to receive a free demonstration of our new version of UmtAudit. This innovative software works on handheld computers and tablet PCs to save you time doing audits and inspections. We hope to see you in Minneapolis at booth #728.   

Healthcare solutions at SHS conference

04.14.09
Healthcare solutions at SHS conference
Laubrass had a strong showing at the Society for Healthcare Systems Conference in Chicago. Experts in work measurement, Bill Tolo and Nelson Lee accompanied Laubrass' President Charles Brassard and Laubrass Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Marc Jeannotte, to the show last week. "There was a lot of interest in how our software is helping the healthcare industry" said Marc Jeanotte.
 
Laubrass teamed up with Rapid Modeling to showcase their Layout IQ as well as Time Study RN and Laubrass' own UMT Plus and UMT Audit. All software solutions are proving to be increasingly useful in hospitals that are trying to optimize their resources and cut back on wasteful spending while improving patient care.
 
To read case studies on using our software in the healthcare industry, please follow these links:

Work Measurement in Healthcare: Increasing Patient Care Time

Work Measurement in Healthcare: Decreasing Waiting Times

Auditing in Healthcare : U of C Case Study 

Auditing in Healthcare: Tracking Adverse Drug Events

 
  

Upcoming Conferences for 2009

03.03.09
Upcoming Conferences for 2009
Want to take part in a live demonstration of UMT Products? Look for us in the Laubrass Booth at these upcoming conferences:

We look forward to seeing you. If you can not make it to one of these locations but would like a live demonstration on one of our products, please contact our sales department to arrange a meeting.

New features showcased at AME Conference

10.23.08
New features showcased at AME Conference
Leaders in the manufacturing industry who attended the AME 2008 Annual Conference in Toronto were pleased to see new improvements in UMT Products.  Laubrass' President and Vice President gave live demonstrations at the Laubrass booth showcasing how both UmtPlus and UmtAudit are used in the manufacturing industry to increase productivity. 

Quality Expo Conference September 25th - 27th 2007-National Manufacturing Week

09.01.07
Quality Expo Conference September 25th - 27th 2007-National Manufacturing Week
Laubrass will be at the Quality Expo in Chicago on September 25th -27th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Come visit the creators of UmtProducts at booth 7912. Our handheld software is designed to simplify time study and quality auditing. Work Measurement studies using UmtPlus make it easier to go Lean: optimize resources, minimize waste and increase productivity. See where Lean and Quality converge as we give you a demonstration of our software. While using UmtProducts, you can adopt processes to successfully implement continuous improvement strategies to your business.

May 19-23, 2007- IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007

05.01.07
May 19-23, 2007- IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007
Laubrass will be at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville on May 20-22 for the IIE Annual Conference and Expo. This is considerd one of the most significant industrial engineering events of the year. Come meet with Charles Brassard and David Bedjanic from Laubrass to learn how your company can become more effective and efficient with the help of UMT Software. At Laubrass, we facilitate and optimize the process of conducting quality audits and work measurement studies by leveraging handheld computing tools...Because time is important.

April 30 - May 2, 2007 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement

04.01.07
April 30 - May 2, 2007 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement
Laubrass will be in Orlando, Florida for the ASQ World Conference at the Orange Country Convention Center. Come by and see a demonstration of the software at booth 542. Our new VP of Sales, Maurice Lussier and David Bedjanic, our Director of Strategic Alliances will be there to meet with prospective partners and clients. We look forward to seeing you there.

New Line Balancing Charts available for UmtPlus®

03.01.07
New Line Balancing Charts available for UmtPlus®
Line Balancing has proven to be a great visual aid to further improve productivity. You can balance your work loads so that each operator or work station is meeting your set takt times. UmtPlus® now includes the most effective and easy to use Line Balancing Charts available within time study software. Data is automatically entered for each line that you insert. You can add up to 16 lines per chart and every line can include as many compatible studies as you want. This new feature is very easy to use and helpful to any time study analysis. See below an example of how the Line Balancing Chart looks in StatUmt.

Once you have selected the lines for your chart, you can easily set and move the takt time. You can also drag and drop work between stations to meet your takt time and later print a report of your movements. You can include or exclude any of the lines or elements at anytime. Details for each element are shown when you scroll over them and are color coded according to their activity type. Line balancing charts can be seen by category, summary by category or by global. For examples of printed Line Balancing Charts, click the attachment below.

This new Line Balancing Chart feature is available in Version 16.5 of UmtPlus®. To learn more about upgrading your software, contact us.

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NEW Excel feature works to easily populate your existing spread sheets

02.01.07
NEW Excel feature works to easily populate your existing spread sheets
Many of our customers have told us how beneficial it would be if the data that they collected on their handheld could be directly inserted into their existing Excel templates, so we made it happen.

Now you can easily program each element field so that it sends data to specific cells within your Excel template. It's really easy to do and saves you countless hours of data entry. You will of course still have access to all of the graphs, charts and reports in the StatUMT / StatAudit program as well.

For more information on how this new feature works, you can request the online training demo by contacting us at 1-866-526-8040 or send an email to info@laubrass.com with your email address requesting the Excel Training Demo and we can send you the link.

Laubrass asked to speak in New York

01.01.07

The Deming Management Club has invited Laubrass to deliver a presentation "How Do You Measure Success? Start With Quality!"

The presentation will discuss how work measurement is often used to identify waste within a process with the ultimate goal of increasing overall productivity. What is ironic about this is that the traditional method of using stopwatches and notepads is a waste of time. We will present the UmtPlus software, which is an innovative software that leverages handheld/PDA technology to replace the lengthy process of using stopwatches and notepads for time studies and work sampling.

This presentation will be on January 30th at Fordham University in New York. For More information >>click here

Success at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Conference

12.01.06
Success at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Conference

Laubrass' President and Vice President recently supported our partner Rapid Modeling in show casing TimeStudyRN at the annual IHI conference in Orlando. "We had a very positive reaction to the product, people are really starting to see the benefits of doing time studies in healthcare, and how easy it can be with this software," said Laubrass' President, Charles Brassard. TimeStudy RN is a software program that uses UmtPlus technology to specifically meet the work measurement demands of the healthcare industry.

New Case study available!

12.01.06
New Case study available!
Having used UmtPlus software for months, FedEx was happy to share how they are using the software to test and modify their work standards in their hub operations department.

“We are currently using UmtPlus software to test and modify our work standards in order to validate our work and system standards and ultimately use the results to eliminate non-value added work and increase productivity . The software allows us to gather work samples from 29 distribution centers and easily unify the data.

What used to take 4 to 8 weeks for a work sampling project now can be completed in less than a week.

I would definitely recommend the software to other organizations. UmtPlus is easy to use; it minimizes the work for field engineers and improves the quality of the data.”

-Kristen McCloskey Dexter, FedEx

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