7.5 ECTS credits
The course starts with a section on the role of industry in society and how production has been organised in a historical perspective. Industrial production and its impact on the environment is treated along with environmental management systems such as ISO 14000. In the section on the management and organisation of the production system the focus is on production processes and layout design with special emphasis on material flows and principles of flow. In logistics, supply chain management, order quantities and material planning are treated. The most common lean tools are included and the theory is illustrated by means of a lean game. Computer exercises in production simulation linked to different flow principles take place. The economy of the production system deals with models for describing a company in economic terms, with a special emphasis on product and investment calculation. Long-term capital investment is discussed in connection with layout and the priciples of flow and planning. Quality assurance is treated in terms of the strategies for improvement such as TQM and Sex sigma. Systematics deals with quality management and quality planning. Special attention is given to the 7 QC tools and process capability. Instruction is in the form of lectures, exercises and case studies.
Progressive specialisation: G1F (has less than 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Mechanical Engineering 45 ECTS cr including mechanics, solid mechanics, materials, engineering design and manufacturing technology, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Management (studied during year 3)
- Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Management-Mechanical Engineering (studied during year 3)
- Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, spec. in Materials Engineering (studied during year 3)
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (studied during year 3)