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Designa hållbara produktionssystem

Exploring sustainable production systems

Published: 7 April 2022

Our society must shift to sustainable production. The production systems need to be developed in line with the global goals set by the UN and that have been agreed on by the countries. Sustainable production is about producing with, preferably, positive impact, but usually at least as little negative impact as possible, on people and our planet. This three-week course introduces you to sustainable production systems and helps you understand them from economic, social and ecological perspectives.

Course content:

The course begins with an exposé of how production systems have developed historically. You will learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course continues with an in-depth study of production systems, covering some prominent people and theories in the field. Next, you will learn about current developments in production innovation and Industry 4.0. You will also meet two companies in the manufacturing industry, Polarbröd and Sandvik Coromant, and see examples of how they work with sustainable production. The course concludes by giving you tools to design sustainable production systems.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at anyone curious about sustainable production and how industrial production can be developed to become more sustainable.

You will learn

  • How sustainable production systems are developed
  • How to assess sustainability, based on the global goals, in a production system
  • How sustainable production systems can be designed with production innovation
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Teachers in charge

Torbjörn Ilar

Torbjörn Ilar, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 491679
Organisation: Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Product and Production Development, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Joel Lööw

Joel Lööw, Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493411
Organisation: Human Work Sciences, Humans and Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Lisa Larsson

Lisa Larsson, Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493266
Organisation: Product Innovation, Humans and Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Magnus Stenberg

Magnus Stenberg, Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 492062
Organisation: Human Work Sciences, Humans and Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck

Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Professor, Chaired Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 493262
Organisation: Product Innovation, Humans and Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts