Thesis: Improved component preparation process by using digital twin

The Industrial Engineering department are responsible to industrialize and refine new and existing components, maintain and increase the capacity when required. The component preparation process is divided in several steps and is an extensive work for the engineering department.
By using a digital twin in the component preparation it could make the process more efficient in terms of lead-time, risk and quality.
Suitable background:
Mechanical engineering, IT or similar.
Description of thesis work:
Identify the impact of using digital twin concept in the component preparation process.
The assignment includes:
  • Literature study to investigate the technical possibilities of using digital twin technology in the preparation process
  • Company visits to collect information and benchmark
  • Sharp test to evaluate performance
  • Identification of suitable software for digitalTwin
  • Document and present results
Thesis Level: B.Sc./M.Sc
Language: Swedish/English
Starting date: January 2020
Number of students: 1-2
Robby Kloos, Department Manager, +46 22 1414356


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.








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