Production Analysis and Efficiency Improvement


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



Name of examProduction Analysis and Efficiency Improvement
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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