Expand your Lean toolbox with a "Green Kaizen" tool that works!
We now have less than seven years to meet the 1.5 degree target based on the CO2 budget calculated by the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). New technologies and new environmental investments are an important part of the societal transformation needed, but equally important is changing the way we work and behave in our daily lives and workplaces to reduce our environmental impact. In this course you will get training on an environmental improvement tool that has been successfully tested in a number of companies. The tool engages co-workers and teams to reduce the environmental impact in their own workplace and also helps to accelerate the pace of improvement. The course has four main themes:
Identifying waste to avoid risk of harm to people and the environment
Using improvement methodology for environmental and resource efficiency improvements
Analysing and developing sustainable processes
Working with visions and goals for long-term sustainable development
Waste is anything that is not necessary of energy, raw materials, equipment, components, land, space and working time, to meet the customer's needs. With "green Lean glasses", the risks of harm to people and the environment are the most unnecessary and in the long run the most expensive wastes, not least for the climate.
Lean & Green is a refresher course in green lean tools for those who want to build and develop a sustainable organisation. We use the Green Performance Map, an improvement tool for environmental and resource efficiency that also helps to identify opportunities for a more circular economy.
After completing the course you should be able to:
Use the Green Performance Map tool to identify environmental failures and engage the whole staff in the improvement process
Understand how the approach could be implemented in your organisation
Integrate environmental improvement work into daily lean work
The course consists of 4 digital half days plus homework. These include lectures, group discussions and practical exercises, including sustainability analysis of a process within your own organisation. You will be given a homework assignment between the course days in order to deepen your knowledge of Lean & Green. The assignment is based on your own and your organisation's work with sustainable development.
The course is conducted by KTH Leancentrum in Södertälje. The lecturers are researchers and practitioners from KTH and RISE IVF.
Among other things, you will learn:
Seeing "green" as part of lean
Identifying environmental failures in the workplace
Using the "Green Performance Map" tool
Supervisors, production managers, environmental managers and lean coordinators.
This course, Digitally-enabled production, is offered in a collaboration between Mälardalens högskola (MDH), Högskolan Väst (HV) and Linnéuniversitetet (LNU).
The course aims to support and facilitate our partner manufacturing companies to become competitive in digitally-enabled production. During the course, we address the potential prerequisites and capabilities required for implementing industry 4.0 in the context of an overall production system. More specifically, we increase the competence base of companies in three areas—internal logistics systems, virtual factory, and sensor and signal processing—which can holistically interconnect the key components for the successful implementation of industry 4.0.
This course consists of three interconnected course modules at an advanced level and it is offered between September and November 2020:
Internal Logistics in Industry 4.0, 2.5 credits, MDH, https://www.mdh.se/en/malardalen-university/education/course-syllabus?id=29594
Virtual Factory and Robot Cell Simulation, 2.5 credits, HV, https://admin.hv.se/samverka-med-oss/kompetensutveckling/teknik/kompetensutveckling-inom-produktionsteknik/virtual-factory-and-robot-cell-simulation/
Data Acquisition and Monitoring, 2.5 credits, LNU, https://kursplan.lnu.se/kursplaner/kursplan-4MT017-1.pdf
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Do you want to be efficient, effective and minimize waste by learning and implementing lean production tools? This course provides insight into the demands and challenges posed by competitive production in industrial production systems and develops your ability to participate in and to drive improvement work.
The course focuses on efficient lean production. Through theory and project work, you will learn useful techniques, methods and strategies. You will obtain the necessary knowledge and training to carry out value stream mapping and other forms of improvement work.
The course offers current and competitive knowledge through its close links with our successful research and partner companies. It provides basic knowledge and understanding of the modern view of lean production in industrial activity.
Participants in this master course will develop skills in discrete event simulation to meet the needs of today's manufacturing industry.
Through use of discrete event simulation you will learn to support improvements of industrial processes involving complex changes. The course focuses on how to build, analyse and communicate the results of a simulation study. You will acquire knowledge through theoretical understanding, practical exercises and workshops. Based on a real case, the course will guide you to be able to improve production and logistics flow with discrete event simulation.
The starting point for the course is Lean Production, with an understanding of principles and concepts that can lead to higher efficiency. Then we introduce computer-based application for modelling and simulation of production systems. This provides the opportunity to simulate a production system, perform experiments on it according to different conditions, and optimize the system to increase efficiency.
This course is for professionals who work with production systems at different levels with a responsibility for individual production lines, departments, or has a role as production manager or production development. The course will mainly focus on the manufacturing industry in application examples, but principles that will be addressed will be applicable to a number of industries, including consulting companies working towards the manufacturing industry.
The course contains the following:
Production systems and concepts such as Industry 4.0 and Smart Industry
Lean Production and workshop with the Lean game
Programming exercises with event-based simulation of production systems
Analysis and optimization of production systems
The majority of the course will take place on Campus (Växjö), and at a distance according to the schedule below. Some of the exercises are preferably attend on Campus, but we plan for it to be possible to follow the full course at a distance due to the Covid-situation.
Our Industry 4.0 – Realisation course covers all aspects of digitalisation and automation of smart factories. The course focuses on the application of new technologies with practical examples in complete production settings.
The course covers digitalisation and automation technologies and their application in smart factories. Technologies covered include simulation and deployment, digital twin, connectivity as an enabler for e.g. predictive maintenance, manufacturing execution systems and robotics.
Advance your skills in simulation and optimization!
This course aims to provide knowledge on how different methods can be applied to optimize production systems. We will begin with the concept of optimization theory, and then start building simulation models of production systems. After that, we will practice different methods to optimize production systems.