Course Syllabus for

Manufacturing Systems, Advanced Course
Tillverkningssystem, fortsättningskurs

MMTN05F, 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: MMTN05
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


This course will enhance the understanding of the important links that exist between technology and economy, providing know-how to apply economic conditions as an instrument for production and formulation of a production development strategy for a given section of a manufacturing system. Further, the course will make clear the interdependence of product development including materials, production processes and sustainable 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

The course further highlights the vital link that exists between economics and technology. The course focuses on applying the knowledge acquired from previous courses including Flexible Manufacturing Systems (MMT045). A major project is carried out in collaboration with nearby industries. Furthermore, the course provides deeper knowledge of key performance indicators (KPIs), economic analysis of balance delay, optimal manning and optimal automation. Studies are also carried out on the interaction between product development and production, the relationships between product development strategy and investment strategy, production conditions in foreign countries particularly emerging countries, technology transfer between product owners and contractors, evaluation of different manufacturing systems regarding production performance, primarily based on quality and delivery reliability.

Course Literature

Ståhl, J.: Development of Manufacturing Systems - The link between technology and economics. 2013.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

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

Admission Details

Admission requirements: MMT045 Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Assumed prior knowledge: MMT012 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems

Course Occasion Information

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