Course Syllabus for

Manufacturing Systems, Basic Course

MMT045F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-11-01

General Information

Division: Productions and Materials Engineering
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: MMT045
Teaching language: Swedish


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 doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course 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.

Course Literature

Ståhl, J.: Industriella Tillverkningssystem del II - Länken mellan teknik och ekonomi. KFS i Lund AB, 2012.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: MMT012 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems.

Further Information

Course coordinator: Jan-Eric Ståhl

Course Occasion Information

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