Market-driven Systems

FRTN20/FRTN20F Market-driven systems

The course Market-driven Systems (Swedish: Marknadsstyrda system) will present the role and value of control in modern production companies. Modern production companies interact with the market in many ways, some examples are international standards, industrial trends, fluctuations in demands, and variations  in raw-material prices.




  • 2016-08-22: Omtentamen den 24/8 är inställd (inga anmälningar).
  • 2016-06-16: The solutions to the exam is available here. The results will be entered into LADOK in the beginning of next week.
  • 2016-05-21: Final presentations on Monday 10.15-11.15. We will use lecture room M:2112B.
  • 2016-05-12: The time for Q&A session on Monday May 16th, have been changed (from 13-15) to 10-12, we will use lecture room M:2112B. 
  • 2016-04-22: The guest lecture on Monday May 2nd (Lecture 13) is cancelled. 
  • 2016-04-22: Time to sign up for lab 2 (see link below)
  • 2016-03-31: Time to sign up for Lab 1(see link below).
  • 2016-03-28: If you have not signed the course-registration form during the first two lectures, please contact me in order to make sure that you will be registered for the course.
  • 2016-03-22: The course-program is now available
  • 2016-03-21: Course starts today!

Course material

The course material consists of reading material for each lecture, exercises and solutions, laboratory manuals and project information.  The reading material is a set of articles and chapters from various books. The course material is collected in a binder which is provided by the department free of cost.

The course material is also available for download via this link. Parts of the material is password-protected.

Laboratory sessions

The two laboratory sessions are mandatory. Booking lists are posted on this webpage approximately 10 days prior to the start of the laboratory session. The laboratory manuals contain home assignments that should be completed before the start of the laboratory session.

Signup Lab 1

Signup Lab 2


As part of the course, the students should perform a project. The project will be done in groups of 4-6 students. Each group will work on a different project, each having an industrial relevance. At the end of the course the groups will present their work for each other.



The exam is given Tuesday 2016-06-02 at 14:00-19:00 in Sparta A, Sparta C. A second occation is given in August (registration necessary). No course material is allowed during the examination.