Exploring sustainable production systems

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

Remanufacturing – what is it and why do it?

Learn about remanufacturing in this short introduction course. After you have completed this course you will be able to define what remanufacturing is and explain its drivers and challenges. The course also brings up industrial remanufacturing examples from all around the world.About the courseThis course describe what remanufacturing is by defining it and showing existing industrial remanufacturing examples. It also brings up drivers and challenges to remanufacturing and what the economic and environmental aspects that are connected to remanufacturing. Topic covered by the courseWhen you have passed this MOOC you will be able to: - define remanufacturing- give industrial examples of remanufacturing- explain drivers and challenges to remanufacturing- connect economic and environmental aspects to remanufacturingWho can take the course?The course is open to everyone and free. There are no requirements for prior knowledge or special qualifications to participate in the course. Course structureThe course is an online course where teaching is completely by remote methods, using a web-based platform. It consists of several pre-recorded lectures, readings and exercises.