Production Analysis and Efficiency Improvement

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have an understanding of the basic elements and concepts involved in industrial manufacturing
  • Have an understanding of how the elements interact locally as well as globally
  • Have a deep understanding of the interface and structure of a limited manufacturing system
  • Have attained an understanding for methods of analysing a manufacturing system
  • Have attained an understanding of how to identify relevant actions and sketch and verify solutions.

Skills

  • Be able to identify and map causal relations between items such as the manufacturing equipment, the flexibility of the production facility, organisation, economy, the working environment, sustainability and the likes
  • Be able to analyse technical issues with relation to manufacturing processes and production in a production facility
  • Be able to formulate operational objectives for the performance of a production facility
  • Be able to develop solutions for improving a production facility based on an analysis
  • Be able to perform a sensitivity analysis of solutions in relation to the defined operational objectives.

Competences

  • Be able to analyse any given manufacturing system and to prescribe measures to improve the efficiency of the facility
  • Be able to interact and communicate with the participants involved in the design, development and operation of manufacturing systems
  • Have the foundation to analyse and improve large scale manufacturing systems.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS course module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examProduction Analysis and Efficiency Improvement
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleProduktionsanalyse og effektivisering
Module codeM-MT-K1-O1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science