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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.

Introduction to Sustainable Product Development G1N

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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.

Smart maintenance for leaders

Smart maintenance means using advanced technologies and data to optimize and streamline the company's maintenance processes. By investing in this skill, a leader can not only understand and apply the latest innovations in the maintenance industry, but also increase company productivity, reduce costs and ensure long-term sustainability. This smart maintenance course provides a leader with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the digital era and maximize business reliability and performance. Target group The course is aimed at technical managers and people with a leading position in producing companies. The course is also suitable for those who are responsible for maintenance and operational safety, for example in the role of maintenance engineer, maintenance coordinator or maintenance manager. It is also aimed at you who are responsible for and work with overall sustainability, quality and safety issues. Content The course consists of three parts. Part 1 - In the first part (w. 12–14) we focus on technology solutions and how these are used to achieve smart maintenance. You will gain a practical understanding of how the technology works and what possibilities and limitations they have. We also describe the basics of predictive maintenance. Part 2 - The second part (w. 15–17) focuses on information needs for smart maintenance and how this can be ensured with technology solutions. You do exercises where you get to define what data and information is needed to plan, prepare, implement and follow up smart maintenance and then identify how you get access to this data. Part 3 - The third part (w. 18–20) addresses how a digitization strategy can be established for the maintenance organization. Practical information The course alternates theory with practical examples and exercises. The individual tasks give you the opportunity to work with the course content in a practical way in your own business. The course literature is in both English and Swedish and includes both popular science texts and research articles. The language of instruction is primarily Swedish. Entry requirements The basic eligibility for this course is a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. People with relevant work experience are also welcome to apply. Two years of relevant work experience is considered equivalent to one year of university studies at bachelor's level.