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Production Development II, Methods and Tools 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

The course is a natural follow up to Production Development 1. It deals with methods and tools for productions system modelling, design and analysis. The course further deals with productivity as a concept and its various components are highlighted. The aim is to increase productivity and efficiency through a better design of production systems and during its operational phase. The course also provides insight into how to use simulation and optimization techniques for experimenting, analyzing and verifying production system performance and improvements in a virtual environment. System view and different perspectives are essential starting points. An important part of the course is an industrial project, where the students new gained understanding and methodological approaches are expected to become manifested.

The course includes the following elements:
- Analysis of production strategies
- Implementation of production strategies
- Design of production systems including systems and process perspective, sustainability, production philosophies, layout, workplace design and organizational solutions
- Flow simulation and other tools for system design
- Time studies, balancing and flow optimization
- Various tools for process and capacity analysis
- Various technological choices’ impact on the production system
- Evaluation of production systems


Passed courses at least 90 credits within the major subject in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management or Civil Engineering, and 15 credits Mathematics, and completed course Production Development I, Strategy and System, 9 credits. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: T2PS28
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Upcoming course occasions

Type of course
Study type
Autumn 2019: Oct 21 - Jan 12
Rate of Study
Carin Rösiö
Course coordinator
Mahmood Reza Khabbazi
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code

Content updated 2018-03-23

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