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New Version 20 of UMT Plus time study software includes VIDEO module10.29.20
The video capabilities allow Industrial Engineers to perform time sudies off site, using time stamps from the video. Benefit by using the video module to train your teams on how to do a time study.
UMT Plus Version 20 adds new communication options09.01.20
Laubrass is releasing a new version of UMT Plus Time Study software for mobile devices (iOS & Android). The latest version includes video capabilities and new data communication methods through Dropbox and MS OneDrive and Cloud version. The new data transfer and storage options allow for easier team collaboration. Contact us to try for free today.
Join our webinar August 22nd, 2019: Learn Best Practices for Labor Standards08.06.19
Laubrass is hosting guest speaker George Bishop to talk about how to implement and make the most of labor standards in your company. Join us for this complimentary online webinar in collaboration with the IISE Engineering Lean Six Sigma 2019 confernce.
NEW version of WEB Audit07.10.19
All audits , audit reports and even audit tasks can be scheduled and automated notifications and reminders setup via email. This powerful scheduling model is the latest release to help you improve how any of your audits are managed.
New USB transfer options for iPads and iPhones05.13.19
Upgrade to the latest version of UMT Plus for an easier way to transfer your time study data back to your PC. After your work measurements are completed on your iPhone or iPad you can now transfer the data through a USB connection the same easy way as with wifi.
We are happy to give you another way to save time doing your time studies!
Transferring UMT PLUS data through USB05.08.19
Choose communication and select Transfer Method as USB via cable via Umt Manager.
For more help contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UMT Audit iOS app - New release now available03.18.19
Our customers asked for it and we are delivering - the new and improved iOS version of UMT Audit is now available on the Apple app store. Your company audits can now be done on your iPhone or iPad. The apple release comes with a working 6S audit and can be licensed to build any kind of custom audit or inspection.
New features for UMT Plus V1908.01.17
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 iOS07.18.16
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, Canada05.01.16
AIPI Association of nurses in prevention of infectious diseases conference: May 16-18 in Lévis, QC
Quebec Lean Healthcare Seminar: May 18-20 in Chicoutimi, QC
AHSS Association of Hygiene et Sanitation in Health Seminar: June 1st and 2nd in Drummondville, QC
New Strategic Partnership03.29.16
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.
New Time Study app for iOS to be released soon03.28.16
Quality Control Audits - new success story03.15.16
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.
New hospital workflow software goes live in Quebec.11.30.15
NEW version of UMT Audit software released07.24.14
Institute of Industrial Engineers Show in Montreal05.29.14
Healthcare Facilities in Quebec using sanitation software03.01.14
The complete reference letter (in French only) is available here:
Quebec healthcare sanitation software reference
Exhibiting in Toronto at AME conference10.13.13
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 conferences09.20.13
New release of UMT Plus for Android to improve time studies05.08.13
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 email@example.com
NEW version of UMT Audit Software01.04.13
Time Study App now available for iOS02.24.12
See us on the Apple app store here: Work Measurement App
Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare: Laubrass sponsors WCBF02.10.12
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 Android12.19.11
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 / iPods12.12.11
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
UMT Plus in Portuguese11.08.11
Android version by end of year11.03.11
Manufacturing Excellence Show10.24.11
ASQ Audit Show10.24.11
New Partner in Brazil09.22.11
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 study06.07.11
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.
Focus4Audit construction tool launch02.22.11
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.
UMT Products online anywhere anytime02.17.11
Exhibiting at two shows in Chicago02.08.11
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 Excel11.02.10
Fall 2010 Conference line up09.02.10
- IIE Work Measurement Conference in Atlanta on September 13th
- ASQ Audit Division Conference in Orlando on October 7-8th
- Healthcare Design Conference in Las Vegas on November 13-16th
- E-Health Summit in Philadelphia November 15-17th
- AME Annual Conference in Baltimore November 15 to 19th
Online Compliance Management Tool now available07.13.10
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 software06.23.10
Winners of American Manufacturing Excellence ad contest05.12.10
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Laubrass is on Facebook05.11.10
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Demonstrations of time studies and audit software at these conferences in 201005.04.10
- ASQ World Conference in St Louis on May 24th to May26th, 2010
- IIE Annual Conference in Cancun, Mexico on June 5th to June 9th, 2010
- CIHQ Accreditation and Quality Summit in Denver on June 9th to 10th, 2010
- AME National Conference in Baltimore on November 15 to 19th
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 audits04.01.10
Construction site safety audit: case study
We're in Atlanta Feb. 25-28: Health Care Conference02.20.10
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 released01.05.10
"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 year11.17.09
Learn how Montreals 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.
Read this Case study
New Partnership will improve safety protocol on construciton sites10.22.09
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 WVUs 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.
UMT package giveaway at AME conference in Kentucky10.02.09
Visit us at the OpEx Conference in St Louis Oct 26-2909.22.09
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
Minneapolis Workshop will highlight UmtPlus applications08.31.09
What is work sampling?
Types of work sampling
Advantages & Disadvantages of work sampling
How is work sampling done?
Examples of work sampling
Learn how Ryder is saving over 3,900 working hours annually by using UmtAudit08.12.09
Visit us at ASQ Canada in Vancouver08.09.09
Laubrass signs with a new distributor in France07.16.09
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 Laubrass06.15.09
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.
IIE Conference in Miami May 31-June 2nd05.31.09
Software for quality and improvement displayed at ASQ05.21.09
Come see us at ASQ World Conference in Minneapolis05.17.09
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 conference04.14.09
Upcoming Conferences for 200903.03.09
Applied Ergo Conference in Reno on March 23rd to 25th, 2009 (Booth #313)
SHS Conference in Chicago on April 2nd to 3rd, 2009 (Booth #205)
ASQ World Conference in Minneapolis on May 17th to 19th, 2009 (Booth #728)
IIE Annual Conference in Miami on May 31st to June 2nd, 2009 (Booth #302)
AME National Conference in Covington on October 20th to 22nd, 2009 (Booth #TBA)
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 Conference10.23.08
Quality Expo Conference September 25th - 27th 2007-National Manufacturing Week09.01.07
May 19-23, 2007- IIE Annual Conference and Expo 200705.01.07
April 30 - May 2, 2007 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement04.01.07
New Line Balancing Charts available for UmtPlus®03.01.07
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.
NEW Excel feature works to easily populate your existing spread sheets02.01.07
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address requesting the Excel Training Demo and we can send you the link.
Laubrass asked to speak in New York01.01.07
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 Conference12.01.06
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
“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