The course focuses on some of the topics already covered in the courses of "Industrial Logistics" and "Supply chain management" and proposes the discussion of complementary topics in these courses, mainly based on a rigorous scientific approach and relating to real-world data and practical exercises carried out through MS Excel® tool. The learners are also asked to analyze some case studies related to the topics discussed. It is therefore expected that the student will acquire specialized expertise in logistics and supply chain management, based on a rigorous scientific approach and on the ability to deal with and solve real problems through the use of computers and MS Excel®.
Knowledge and understanding: At the end of the course, the student will acquire a comprehensive overview of logistic and supply chain processes and will be able to outline their design.
Applied knowledge and understanding: At the end of the course, the student will acquire the skills required to understand, control and plan all logistic and supply chain activities, with particular attention to warehouse processes and inventory management.
Making judgements: The student is expected to acquire adequate knowledge for a critical analysis of logistics and supply chain activities.
Communication skills: The student is expected to acquire a specific vocabulary on logistics and supply chain management and to be able to expose the main concepts and issues related to those areas
Learning ability: The student should be able to set up the project of logistic picking and inventory management processes, using the MS Excel tool, as well as outlining the results.