Supply Chain Management
At the end of the course, students should prove to understand and know the main topics related to: i) the evolution of the business logistics function, ii) the network and relational design of the supply chain, iii) the procurement and suppliers management, iv) the global supply chain management and v) the role of ICT in supply chain mamnagement. The course also introduces more current issues related to the sustainable management of supply chains.
Part I (10h frontal lectures, 2h case-studies analysis, 2h labs)
Basics of Supply Chain Management, drivers and metrics: definitions, building blocks and origins of the supply chain management, supply chain performance, drivers of supply chian performance.
Part II (10h frontal lectures, 3h labs, 1h case studies analysis)
Designing the supply chain network and the transportation network: designing distribution networks and applications to online sales, network design in the supply chain, designing global supply chain network, designing and planning of the transportation network, characteristics, performance and infrastructure of transportation.
Part III (10h frontal lectures, 4h labs, 1h flipped classroom)
Planning and coordinating demand and supply: demand forecasting, operations planning, the coordination in the supply chain, cycle inventory, managing uncertainity, determining the optimal level of product availability.
Part IV (10h frontal lectures, 2h seminar, 2h case studies analysis)
Managing cross-functional drivers in a Supply Chain: sourcing decisions in a SC, pricing and revenue management, ICT in SC, Sustainable
The course focuses on the evolution of the business logistics function, network and relational design of the supply chain, procurement and suppliers management, global supply chain management and the role of ICT in supply chain management. The course also introduces more current issues related to the sustainable management of supply chains.
Lecture-style instruction, Labs, Case studies, Project work
Chopra, S., (2019). Supply Chain Management – Strategy, Planning and Operation, Pearson, (7th Edition)
The written exam consists of a multiple choice quiz and the solution of 2 numerical exercises. The quiz test has the purpose of evaluating the study of the subject and the understanding of the basic topics and is of a selective nature. The solution of the numerical exercises aims to evaluate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge. To pass the written exam, it is necessary to acquire at least 18 points out of 30. The time allowed for the test is 1 hour.
The oral exam aims to evaluate the ability to connect and compare different aspects dealt with during the course; to pass the exam, it is necessary to acquire at least 18 points out of 30.
The evaluation takes into account the efficiency of the methods used, the completeness and accuracy of the answers, as well as the clarity in the presentation. The final grade is given by the average of the 2 scores. If one of the 2 tests is insufficient, the exam will be deemed not to have been passed.
During the course, the students will have to carry out project-based works and participate in innovative training activities (e.g. flipped classroom, peer evaluations, case-studies analysis)