IP505214 - Best Practice - Lean Systems


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

Evolution of lean manufacturing
The seven wastes
Industrial cases
Material flow
Value stream mapping
Visiting a lean factory

Learning outcome

Understanding of Lean Production System main principles and Design for Lean Manufacturing.
After having passed the exam of the subject the student should know the methodology and the main principles of lean production, and be able to understand the connection between the assembly line and product design.
The student should be able to design a simple lean assembly line.  Further on, use this knowledge to design products for industrial manufacturing.

Learning methods and activities

The course is given during one week, and is organized with lectures on background topics and an introduction to a case study. The case study will then be solved individually or in groups and documented in a project report. The total workload for the course is expected to be 2 weeks including independent research and literature survey supporting the project work. Grading will be based on the project report, and will assess the candidate(s) ability to interpret, familiarize, reflect and apply the course topics.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Project report.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture (850MD)
Naval Architecture (850ME)
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.8 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)


Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



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