Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: I3pr, M2, M3lp, M3pr, V4ib. Course coordinator: Professor Jan-Eric Ståhl,, Industriell Produktion. Recommended prerequisits: MMT012/MMT186 Production and Manufacturing Methods. Assessment: Written examination and written assignments. Home page:

The aim of the course is to create knowledge about the important link that exists between technology and economy, define economic conditions as an instrument of control for production development and to illustrate how different processing steps forms a manufacturing system. Further on the course aim to clarify the mutual dependence between production development and recycle adopted manufacturing systems.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

History and development of manufacturing systems, productions types, plant layouts and form of organization, group technology, flow lines, transfer lines, concept of flexibility, manufacturing economy including door-to-door time and cycle time in batch manufacturing and flow line manufacturing, process monitoring, cassation, downtime, time loss, reduction in machine covering, cost neutral relationship, configuration of manufacturing systems, statistic disturbance analysis, systematic manufacturing analysis, production performance, continuous development and improvement work based on lean manufacturing, integrated product development with environmental considerations and recycling technology and outsourcing.

Ståhl, J-E.: Industriella tillverkningssystem, 2006, KF Sigma.