Course syllabus

Hållbara tillverkningssystem
Sustainable Manufacturing Systems

MMTN31, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2022-04-07

General Information

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 course aims to create an understanding of the important link between technology and economics, define economic conditions as a tool for production development and provide an idea of ​​how different processing steps and ancillary processes form a manufacturing system. The course also deals with the basic aspects of sustainable production. Furthermore, the course should clarify the mutual dependence between e.g. product development and recycle-adapted manufacturing systems as well as an integrated investment strategy.


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


History and development of manufacturing systems, production types, plant layout and organization, group technology, flow lines, transfer lines, 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and written and oral 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.


Assumed prior knowledge: MMT012/MMTF20 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems or corresponding.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MMTN30, MMT045

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Fredrik Schultheiss,
Teacher: Christina Windmark,
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