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Basic Production Flow Simulation 3,5 Credits

In the era of Industry 4.0 it becomes increasingly important to utilize simulation to demonstrate productivity improvements before any investments and thereby cut leadtime in production development projects. In this course you will develop knowledge and skills in a step by step process to start working with production flow simulation.

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Course Contents

The course deals with production systems design and modelling production flows using discrete-event simulation, and to some extent with the help of multi-objective optimization to identify best trade-off solutions for a specific design. Basics concepts are provided so that the student will be able to identify production- and maintenance data valid to input into models, as well as basic concepts for building conceptual models. The course provides basic skills in applying simulation to evaluate production system performance such as throughput, Leadtime, work-in-progress, backlog and more. The course is designed especially for working professionals who want to start exploring the power of simulation and multi-objective optimization to embark an Industry 4.0 journey applying these skills. The course is suitable for roles such as technicians, engineers, first-line managers, production staff who might enter new roles to increase performance, production planners, and many other roles.

The course includes the following elements:
- Evaluation of production performance
- Analysis and implementation of production strategies
- Design of production systems, which can include sustainability and maintenance, production
philosophies, layout and organizational solutions
- The connection between maintenance operations and production operations


General entry requirments and at least 2 years of work experience (or the equivalent). Applicants with an academic degree of at least 180 credits within the technical/scientific field are exempt from the work experience requirement.

Level of Education: Undergraduate G1N
Course code/Ladok code: TGSG13
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Number of required meetings
Spring 2023: Jan 16 - Apr 02
Rate of Study
Mixed times
Number of places
Course coordinator
Gary Linneusson
Gary Linneusson
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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