Flexible Manufacturing Systems
MMTN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)
Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2019-03-27
Main field: Technology.
Main field: Production and Materials Engineering.
Compulsory for: MPRR1
Elective for: I4-pr, M4-prr
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English
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
- master the fundamental nomenclature of the manufacturing system
field and be able to describe the development of and the
prerequisites for the manufacturing systems from mass production to
the production philosophies of today.
- be able to describe the characteristics of different types of
production and layouts.
- master calculation principles for the manufacturing cost of a
production section where all the essential factors are taken into
consideration and to have knowledge about different key ratios
which describe the performance of the manufacturing system.
- to have an understanding about the basics of manufacturing
economic simulation and be able to establish a plan for production
development based on goal functions under given conditions.
- be able to describe the tools and principles for a continuous
production development based on the concept of lean production
- to have an understanding about the demands that must be made on
a manufacturing system regarding environment and recycling
- to have an understanding about and to be able to exemplify
important connections between product development and production
and to have an understanding about the prerequisites and the basic
knowledge in the field of industrial purchase.
Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must
- be able to analyze and calculate the production capacity of a
machine or a production section.
- be able to dimension and configure a manufacturing system with
known data and statistically handle different behaviours for
example disturbances in a manufacturing system.
- be able to plan, put up and carry out a systematic production
analysis including analyses of the achieved results.
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
Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and written assignments.
The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.
Required prior knowledge: MMT012/MMTF20 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems.
The number of participants is limited to: No
- Ståhl, Jan-Eric: Industriella Tillverkningssystem del II, Länken mellan teknik och ekonomi. KFS i Lund AB, 2019.
Contact and other information
Course coordinator: Fredrik Schultheiss, email@example.com
Course coordinator: Jan-Eric Ståhl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course homepage: http://www.iprod.lth.se