Sustainable manufacturing systems
2012-2013 - TØL4061 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

TØL4041 Sustainable development

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is supposed to have

 - knowledge about fundamental concept, strategies, principles and philosophy for sustainable processes and management
 - knowledge about the importance of Total Productive Maintenance


- understanding of value chains and material flow
 - understanding of the impact of value chain for sustainable manufacturing
 - understanding of the principles for Maintenance for Sustainable Manufacturing
 - understanding for scheduling, capacity calculations and production planning

 - ability to use methods and tools for Layout planning and factory design
 - ability to use IT-tools for simulation of production, Discrete Event Simulation, with focus on calculations for sustainability
 - ability to develop sustainable design of production processes


  • Introduction to Operations management
  • Scheduling, capacity planning and production planning
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Maintenance for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Plant Layout and material flow design
  • Discrete Event Simulations
  • Supply chain design and management
  • Sustainable supply chain design
  • Sustainable manufacturing processes

Teaching Methods

Group works

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be made accessible for both campus-  and remote students. Every student are free to choose the pedagogic arrangement form that are best fitted for her/his own requirement.

The lectures in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students. Lectures that sums up the main issues in the lecture will also be available on internet through GUC’s learning management system (ClassFronter).

Tutoring are given at campus in accordance to announced times. In addition there will be at least on gathering at campus for remote students with mandatory laboratory exercises.

Tutoring is also available on internet.

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, 12 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

2 Internal examiners

Re-sit examination

Next ordinary exam

Examination support

English dictionary, calculator

Coursework Requirements

6 individual works – 4 must be approved

Teaching Materials

Collection of articles

M4SM compendium

TPM 97849 TPM - Total Productive Maintenance, Christer Nord, Berndt Johansson, Bengt Pettersson,10/1/1997

Operations Management. Kay Heizer and Barry Render ISBN: 978-0-13-511143-7

Flexsim - discrete event simulation software