Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Partition: 
Matricole dispari
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on ECONOMIA AZIENDALE
Disciplinary sector: 
MANAGEMENT (SECS-P/08)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester

Language

Italian, English at the request

Course description

This course examines the role of logistics in the supply chain within a focal firm as well as between
organisations linked within a given supply network. Topics cover issues such as introduction to the
basic terms of logistics, distribution and transportation alternatives, the connection between logistics
and marketing, the estimation of value and costs in logistics, sourcing and supply management,
supply chain planning and control strategies and logistics future challenges and opportunities. This
course also surveys operations research models and techniques developed for a variety of problems
arising in logistical planning of production systems.

In particular, the learning objectives can be classified as follow:

Knowledge and understanding: To understand the strategic role of operations & logistics in company’s management. To understand all the differences among product and service processes. To identify and understand the main trend in O&L.
Applying knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course, the student will be able to understand and to represent production process and layouts. The student will be also able to understand and recognize both traditional and disruptive supply chain.
Making Judgements: the student will be able to identify the right production process and layout, inventory methods according the specific firms characteristics and product’s typology.
Communication skills: the student should be able to answer in a clear and exhaustive way to written and oral questions, using an appropriate vocabulary
Learning skills: the student should show a good learning capabilities, deepening his knowledge on O &L at both theoretical and practical level. The student should also be able to apply his knowledge to real problem, making interdisciplinary connections with other related subjects.

Prerequisites

Formally none; knowledge of basic management theoretical models

Syllabus

The main themes on the Production topic are: production planning and control, layout, forecasting, MRP and Just in Time. With regard to Logistic, the main arguments are: economic role of inventory, supply chain strategy and management, Inventory management sistems.
For every topic, operative methods or case studies are used.
In particular, the course will be articulated as following:
I part (10 hours):
Introduction to the field ; Operations strategy and competitiveness ; New trend in O&L management
II part (20 hours):
Product design and process selection; manufacturing; Product design and process selection; services ; Quality management
III part (20 hours):
Managing the supply chain. Supply-chain management; Just-in-time production systems ; Facility location ; Facility layout ; Job design and work measurement
IV part (16 hours):
Forecasting ; Aggregate planning ; Inventory systems for independent demand ; Inventory systems for dependent demand : MRP-type systems ; Operations scheduling
V part (6 hours)
Classroom exercises

The main themes on the Production topic are: production planning and control, layout, forecasting, MRP and Just in Time. With regard to Logistic, the main arguments are: economic role of inventory, supply chain strategy and management, Inventory management sistems.

Teaching Methods

The course will be organized in frontal lessons. To encourage learning, students are invited to view the material on the e-learning platform.
Theoretical arguments will be supported by the presentation of case studies and by corporate testimonials. Frontal lessons will be supported by slides but also by video footage.
The analytical approaches are illustrated based on planning problems in practice and their understanding is deepened with case studies, simulations, etc. Moreover, specific management problems in applying these approaches are examined

Textbooks

Chase Richard B., Jacobs Robert F., Grando Alberto, Sianesi Andrea, Operations Management nella produzione e nei servizi, 3/ed, McGraw-Hill,

Teaching material and sample exercises

Learning assessment

All students will undertake a test examination, articulated in a written test consisting of open questions on the topics of the program, and an oral exam.
The written assignment consists of 8 among theoretical questions and exercises
The oral interview can only be accessed by those who have at least received a written evaluation of 18. Oral examination is compulsory for those who have obtained a rating from 27 to 30, optional in other cases.
The vote in 30/30 will be the result of the two tests.

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