Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (ING-IND/35)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

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Course description

To provide main interpretative and methodological frames and tools to comprehend and analyze the functioning of supply networks and logistic networks at organizational and inter-organizational level and at national and international markets level.
These issues are considered in their broader meaning of integrated systems, observing the economic, organizational, technological, operational and strategic aspects.

Learning Goals (according to the Dublin descriptors).

Knowledge and understanding
Basic knowledge about the passage from the Business logistic function to Supply chain management
Extensive knowledge about the network design and the relation design of the supply chain
Extensive knowledge about the procurement process and suppliers management
Extensive knowledge about criteria and conceptual tools of material and warehouse management.
Extensive knowledge about reverse logistic and sustainability in SCM
Basic knowledge about distribution, freight transport and international trade
Basic knowledge about the evolution of logistic service industry.

Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate (applying knowledge and understanding)
Capability to integrate knowledge within manufacturing and service companies
Capability to adopt analysis models and criteria for supply chain design
Capability to use management tools and models addressed to supply chain funtioning

Autonomia di giudizio (making judgements)
Capability to assess potentiality and impact of logistic integration
Capability of a critical analysis of supply chain performances
Capability of decision making for SCM development
Capability to assess the impact of alternative choice decisions

Abilità comunicative (communication skills)
Interaction skill and communication within inter-funtional/organization workteams
Ability to illustrate specific issues in the supply chain frame
Ability to effectively communicate with people of different organizations.

Capacità di apprendere (learning skills)
Capability to capture, process, outline, synthesize supply chain data and information.
Listening skills and interaction with different people in the supply chain

Prerequisites

Students must be in possession of knowledge of the issues listed below.

-Firm, entrepreneur/manager, Firms classification criteria, Industry, Network of firms.
-Characteristic business cycle: Purchasing- manufacturing-distribution. Economic and production processes.
-Business organization, Business processes and functions;
-Balance sheet; Balance sheet analysis;
- Value creation and Value chain, Functional and competitive strategies.
-Cost classification criteria and Methodologies for cost and investments analysis

Syllabus

History and evolution of the business logistics function. The functions of the characteristic business cycle. From procurement to supply chain management. Introduction and definitions of SCM

Network design and the relation design of the supply chain
The role of ICT in support of SCM

Logistic services industry. Evolution and outsourcing of the logistic services.

Procurement and suppliers management. Suppliers selection methodologies and their evolution
Sourcing strategies and supplier classification

Material and warehousing management.
Techniques of Look back e Look ahead

Distribution: trends, evolutions and the role of transport.
International trade and commercial terms (Incoterms). Electronic commerce.

Sustainability and the SCM. Reverse logistics. Emerging issues in Scm.

DETAILED PROGRAM
History and evolution of the business logistics function. (2 ECTS)
The functions of the characteristic procurement-production-distribution cycle. From procurement to supply chain management. The value system. Introduction, definitions, components and terminology of SCM
Cooper, Lambert and Pagh and SCOR models.

Network design and the relation design of the supply chain (2 ECTS)
The role of ICT in support of SCM
Network design of SC: decision of facility sizing and location, capacity allocation, .
The relation design of the supply chain, The Transaction Cost Economics. From competition-based to collaboration-based relationships. Information management and the role of ICT in support of SCM

Procurement and suppliers management. (3 ECTS)
Customer-supplier relationships; Evolution of suppliers selection methodologies and supplier classification.
Strategies of sourcing, supplier development e early involvement
Logistic services industry at national and European level. Evolution and outsourcing of logistic services. The logistic services providers (LSP)
International trade and demand and trends of transport services. The commercial terms (Incoterms). Electronic commerce.

Material and warehousing management. (2 ECTS)
Techniques of Look back e Look ahead
Distribution: trends, evolution and the role of freight transport. Mass retail channel.
Sustainability in the SC: Reverse logistics and Product life cycle. The reverse cycle of the Weee. Emerging issues in Scm

Other learning activities:
Seminars, plant visits, presentation and discussion of business cases, in collaboration with logistic services providers.
Presentation of researches and industry analysis.

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

- ROMANO P., DANESE P., SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MCGRAW-HILL, 2010;
-MANGAN J., LALWANI C., BUTCHER T ., JAVADPOUR R., GLOBAL LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, WILEY, 2011
- LECTURE NOTES, PAPERS AND OTHER TEACHING MATERIALS ARE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE LECTURER ON-LINE.

OTHER READINGS

-VAN WEELE A.J. (1999), PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, LONDON, THOMSON INTERNATIONAL
-CHOPRA, S., MEINDL P., SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. STRATEGY, PLANNING & OPERATION. PEARSON, 2012
-SWEENEY E., (A CURA DI), 2009, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS IN A VOLATILE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, BLACKHALL PUBLISH, IRELAND.
-PASSARO R., A. THOMAS, (EDS), “SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: PERSPECTIVES, ISSUES AND CASES”, MCGRAW-HILL, MILAN. 2012.

Learning assessment

Oral examination.
Writing and presentation of group project

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