Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2021/2022
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (ING-IND/35)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

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 transition 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.

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

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 about SC decisions.

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.

Learning skills.
Capability to capture, process, outline and report 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/sector, 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

DETAILED PROGRAM

History and evolution of the business logistic function. (2 ECTS).
The functions of the characteristic procurement-manufacturing-distribution cycle. From purchasing to supply chain management. The value system. Introduction, definitions, components and terminology of SCM.
Cooper, Lambert and Pagh model.

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). The Electronic commerce. The impact of the COVID-19 emergence on Business logistics, Transprt services and International trade.

Material and warehousing management. (2 ECTS)
Techniques of Look back e Look ahead. The SCOR model
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, presentation and discussion of business cases and/or plant visits in collaboration with logistic services providers and /or presentation of researches and industry analysis.

PROGRAM IN BRIEF
History and evolution of the business logistic function. The functions of the characteristic business cycle. From purchasing to supply chain management. The CLP model. (16 h-(2 ECTS)

Network design of the supply chain (localization and configuration decision)
The relationship design of the supply chain (market vs collaborative relationships; the Transaction Cost Economics Model)
The role of ICT in supporting SCM (16 h-2 ECTS)

Purchasing and suppliers management. Suppliers selection methodologies and their evolution
Sourcing strategies and supplier classification
Logistic services industry. Evolution and outsourcing of the logistic services.
International trade and commercial terms (Incoterms). The demand of transport services. The Electronic commerce. The impact of the COVID-19 emergence (24 h-3 ECTS)

Material and warehousing management.
Techniques of Look back e Look ahead
Distribution: trends, evolutions and the role of transport.
Sustainability and the SCM. Reverse logistics. Emerging issues in Scm. (16 h-2 ECTS)

The lectures hours indicated above also include further learning activities (Seminars, discussion of cases,researches and industry analysis, plant visits)

Teaching Methods

Teacher up front lessons with use of PPT available on-line.

Preparation of a group work and discussion in the classroom.

Active participation in teacher up front lessons is required.

Textbooks

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

- ROMANO P., DANESE P., SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MCGRAW-HILL, 2010.

International students:
Chopra, S. (2019), Supply Chain Management ? Strategy, Planning and Operation, Pearson.

- 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

For students attending the course:

-Admission test (multiple choice) (admisssion to the oral exam with 75% correct answers)
-Oral examination.
-Writing and presentation of a group project.

1) Written/Oral examination (60% of the final grade)
2) Writing and presentation of group project (30% of the final grade)
3) 10% of the final grade is based on course attendance and participation at learning activities.

For students not attending the course: Written/Oral examination.

International students can discuss the examination in English.

More information

Class schedule:
- Monday, h.09.00-11.00, room 13;
- Tuesday, h.11.00-13.00, room 13.
- Thursday, h.14.00-16.00, room 13;

Office hours:
WHEN: Thursday, h.16.00-17.00
WHERE: V Floor, South side, Office 506.

In case of impediments (working students, health problems, clear difficulties, etc.) send a mail to set a customized office hour. (renato.passaro@uniparthenope.it)

Some topics of the program are available on the e-learning platform. See http://edi.uniparthenope.it/course/index.php?categoryid=17