Production and Logistics


Data Analytics in Virtual Production

In this course, you will learn how data analysis in virtual production can improve your organization's results! Data analytics in virtual production uses advanced techniques to collect, analyze and present data to improve production. This system is designed to help companies optimize their production and increase efficiency. By learning how to model, do scenario analysis and evaluate using industrial software, identify bottlenecks, and use AI methods and applications, s necessary to succeed with a full production analysis. The course is given with flexible start and study pace, but we recommend a study pace of 20 %, which means that the course takes about 8 calendar weeks.

Digital Twins in Virtual Production

Learn about digital twins and how they can be used in smart production! A digital twin is used to create a virtual model of a real production system. Among other things, it can be used to simulate how the product will be manufactured, how materials flow and how machines move. The course gives you knowledge of industrial digital twins and their application within the framework of smart production. The course is given with flexible start and study pace, but we recommend a study pace of 20%, which means that the course takes about 8 calendar weeks.

Internet of Things Platforms for Manufacturing Industry

Do you want to deepen your knowledge in Industrial Internet of Things? In this course, you will gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), platforms and cloud services used in manufacturing industries. You will learn to understand the use of IoT platforms and how to design and implement simple systems and how to create value by using IoT solutions within industrial systems. The course will provide you with practical and theoretical knowledge in IIoT, platforms and cloud services as well as in-depth knowledge in production, logistics and product development.

Introduction to Industry 4.0

Do you want to learn the basics of Industry 4.0, at your own pace, whenever you want? Then the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Introduction to Industry 4.0 is for you. You will learn basic terminology and theory while gaining insight and understanding of the fourth industrial revolution and how it affects us. The MOOC: Introduction to Industry 4.0 is part of MDU's investment in smart production. The course is divided into ten modules, each of which describes different technologies in Industry 4.0. We estimate that it will take about 40 hours to complete the course and it is in English. The MOOC can also give you eligibility to apply for these 3 university courses at Mälardalen University: Internet of things for industrial applications, 5 credits Simulation of production system, 5 credits Big data for industrial applications, 5 credits

Lean Production - KTH Leancentrum

This course is taught in Swedish. Lean production consists of a set of principles and techniques, which are included in the business's systems and processes. These can be derived into a particular business philosophy and strategy that encompasses the entire organization's operations. The course lays the foundation for continued broader and deeper studies of how operations are run at the new generation of world-leading companies with a Lean business strategy. This starting course covers the following topics: Strategies and principles for Lean production Stable processes and standardized working methods Design of value streams Pulling and pushing production systems Quality philosophy and quality methodology Teamwork, commitment and participation Management system with PDCA methodology Business collaboration along value flows Transformation to a Lean corporate culture Course structure Five two-day meetings consisting of discussion lectures, practical exercises and analyzes of operations in companies that practice Lean methodology. Course literature Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way, Liber, 2009 Modig & Åhlström, This is Lean Petersson et al., Lean turns deviations into success, 2009 Target group People within organizations considering and Lean business strategy. See all courses that KTH Leancentrum offers

Modelling in Virtual Production

Learn how to improve industrial processes with modelling methods! Modeling is used to create a virtual representation of a real product. With the help of the model, you can study how the product works, test different options and evaluate the product before it is produced in reality. In this course, you gain knowledge on how to design and implement simulation models in the work of analyzing and improving production systems. You will learn how to plan and perform improvement studies, as well as apply the modeling process within the manufacturing industry. The course is given with flexible start and study pace, but we recommend a study pace of 20%, which means that the course takes about 8 calendar weeks.

Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning (VC) is a technique used in the field of automation and control engineering to simulate and test a system's control software and hardware in a virtual environment before it is physically implemented. The aim is to identify and correct any issues or errors in the system before deployment, reducing the risk of downtime, safety hazards, and costly rework. The virtual commissioning process typically involves creating a digital twin of the system being developed, which is a virtual representation of the system that mirrors its physical behaviour. The digital twin includes all the necessary models of the system's components, such as sensors, actuators, controllers, and interfaces, as well as the control software that will be running on the real system. Once the digital twin is created, it can be tested and optimized in a virtual environment to ensure that it behaves correctly under various conditions. The benefits of using VC include reduced project costs, shortened development time, improved system quality and reliability, and increased safety for both operators and equipment. By detecting and resolving potential issues in the virtual environment, engineers can avoid costly and time-consuming physical testing and debugging, which can significantly reduce project costs and time to market. The course includes different modules, each with its own specific role in the process. Together, the modules create a comprehensive virtual commissioning process that makes it possible to test and validate control systems and production processes in a simulated environment before implementing them in the real world. Modeling and simulation: This module involves creating a virtual model of the system using simulation software. The model includes all the equipment, control systems, and processes involved in the production process. Control system integration: This module involves integrating the digital twin with the control system, allowing engineers to test and validate the system's performance. Virtual sensors and actuators: This module involves creating virtual sensors and actuators that mimic the behavior of the physical equipment. This allows engineers to test the control system's response to different scenarios and optimize its performance. Scenario testing: This module involves simulating different scenarios, such as equipment failures, power outages, or changes in production requirements, to test the system's response. Data analysis and optimization: This module involves analyzing data from the virtual commissioning process to identify any issues or inefficiencies in the system. Engineers can then optimize the system's performance and ensure that it is safe and reliable. Expected outcomes Describe the use of digital twins for virtual commissioning process. Develop a simulation model of a production system using a systems perspective and make a plan for data collection and analysis. Plan different scenarios for the improvement of a production process. Analyze data from the virtual commissioning process to identify any issues or inefficiencies in the system and then optimize the system's performance. Needs in the industry Example battery production: Battery behaviors are changing over time. To innovate at speed and scale, testing and improving real-world battery phenomena throughout its lifecycle is necessary. Virtual commissioning / modeling-based approaches like digital twin can provide us with accurate real-life battery behaviors and properties, improving energy density, charging speed, lifetime performance and battery safety. Faster innovation (NPI) Lower physical prototypes Shorter manufacturing cycle time Rapid testing of new battery chemistry and materials to reduce physical experiments Thermal performance and safety It’s not just about modelling and simulating the product, but also validating processes from start to finish in a single environment for digital continuity. Suggested target groups Industry personnel Early career engineers involved in commissioning and simulation projects Design engineers (to simulate their designs at an early stage in a virtual environment to reduce errors) New product introduction engineers Data engineers Production engineers Process engineers (mediators between design and commissioning) Simulation engineers Controls engineer System Integration