Management of Manufacturing Digitalization

This module provides nuanced perspectives of the opportunities and challenges of managing manufacturing digitalization.

STARTING DATE: 2021-10-01

The course provides an understanding of how increased digitalization can be achieved through organization and change management as well as its ability to contribute to more sustainable production through service and business development. The course also creates a basis for critical analysis of ethical, security and integrity challenges through increased digitalization of production.

The course is based on three sub-modules concerning (1) Managing digitalization in development and operations of manufacturing, (2) Developing and implementing digital technology for attractive workplaces through Industry 4.0 and (3) Business models for Industry 4.0: Digital business models, servitization and value chain implications.

Learning objectives

  • A deeper understanding of managing development and implementation of digital technology.
  • An understanding of the effects of implementing manufacturing digitalization, both in the short term and in the long-term perspective, including sustainable production environment aspects.

Module structure

The learning module is a mixture of self-study, exercises, and webinars.


Three themes covering:

  • Managing digitalization in development and operations of manufacturing
  • Developing and Implementing Digital Technology for Attractive Workplaces Through Industry 4.0
  • Business Models for Industry 4.0: Digital business models, servitization and value chain implications

Time commitment

To complete this module, the participant is expected to schedule approximately 4 hours per week over 5 weeks (20 hours in total).

The schedule

October 1 — The module starts
October 11 — 12:15pm — 13.00pm (CET) — 1st Webinar
November 8 — 12.15pm — 13.15pm, possibly longer (CET) — 2nd Webinar


After applying to the program, please secure dates in your calendar to be able to join planned webinars and assure time available required for learning.

A unique module created in co-operation between academic partners

This module is developed in collaborations with Luleå University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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