cod. 18288

Academic year 2016/17
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Impianti industriali meccanici (ING-IND/17)
Ingegneria gestionale
Type of training activity
63 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

competiting in global markets relays on the ability of supply chains to create value and to deliver it to its customers. Value creation implies an efficient and effective design and management of supply chain processes.
this class tackles how to supply chains can compete by delivering superior products and services while reducing total logistics costs


There are no compulsory prerequisites, but students are advised to have attended the course of Industrial Logistics and Operations Management

Course unit content

supply chain managemen
supply chain flows
supply chain processes
SC objectives - revenues and costs efficint and reactive supply chains wal mart case study
dell case study procurement
supply chain resilince network design
push and pull processes, decoupling point, postponement visibility and bullwhip effect
beer game

Full programme

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• Chopra, Meindl, Supply chain management, Pearson International
• M.Christopher, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Prentice hall
• Menzer,T., Automate do not Obliterate, harvard Bisuness Review, 1990
• Mentzer, T., et all, 2001, defining Supply chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics
• Rizzi et all., Logistica e tecnologia RFID creare valore nel largo consumo, ed. Springer
• Chen et al., 1999, “Quantifying the bullwhip effect in a simple supply chain: the effects of forecasting, lead time and information”
• Lee et al., 1997, The bullwhip effet in supply chains, Sloan Management review
• Christopher, “The Agile Supply Chain : Competing in Volatile Markets”
• Christopher, M., Peck H.,, “Building the resilient SC”
• Zara: time based competition in the fashion market
• VICS CPFR overview

Teaching methods

The theoretical topics of the course are explained by means of lectures. Exercises and business cases are proposed on the practical parts of the course. Moreover, business cases are discussed as examples of the main theoretical arguments of the course. Finally, seminars with the intervention of companies representatives are organised during the course

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test, either in form of multiple choices or open questions. The exam includes both theoretical questions and exercises

Other information

audio files and pdf files of class activities are made available upon request throu a shared internet platform