Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMSMMT045
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Alternative for: I3. Optional for: I4pr, M4lp, M4pr. Course coordinator: Professor Jan-Eric Ståhl, jan-eric.stahl@iprod.lth.se, Productions and Materials Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: MMT012 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems. Assessment: Written examination and written assignments. Home page: http://www.iprod.lth.se.

Aim
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 form 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

Contents
History and development of manufacturing systems, production 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.

Literature
Ståhl, J-E.: Industriella tillverkningssystem del II, 2009, KF Sigma.