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N91309 - Supply Chain Design
Anno Accademico 2020/2021
ALESSANDRO CREAZZA (Tit.)
- Secondo Ciclo Semestrale
- Modalità d'Erogazione
- Lingua Insegnamento
|[LM31B] Ingegneria Gestionale - classe LM-31||[PDS0-2019 - Ord. 2019] comune||6||52|
As scale and complexity of supply chains dramatically increase, companies need skills and capabilities for finding the most suitable configuration and coordination of their supply chain for confronting challenges in nowadays' marketplace. Supply Chain Strategy and Design is an essential enabling element for generating a sustainable competitive advantage and for allowing an effective planning and control of supply chains. It will also empower you with an understanding of the social role of supply chain managers and their impact on our society.
This module is aimed to provide you with basic and advanced knowledge of the tools and instruments for configuring and coordinating supply chains, from both a theoretical and a practical/experiential perspective. This is intended to enrich your learning experience with knowledge that can be easily put into action in the world of work.
The Learning Objectives of this course are as follows.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand and outline the process of formulating a supply chain strategy and ensuring that it is compatible with wider corporate strategy
- Comprehend, synthesize and evaluate the drivers of supply chain strategy and design, along with the different tools and approaches available in the literature, to solve real-life supply chain problems
- Evaluate strategic decisions relating to customer service, procurement, supply chain configuration and coordination and their impact on business performance and ethics in real-life supply chain problems.
There are no pre-requisites for this course
The key topics covered in the module will include:
• Strategic planning process in supply chain management and business ethics
• The strategic fit of supply chains
• Differing strategic perspectives of producers, retailers and logistics service providers
• Customer service strategies and the social role of supply chain managers
• Principles of procurement, suppliers' selection, development and evaluation
• Outsourcing of supply chain functions
• Configuration and coordination of supply chains
• Logistics and distribution network design
• Performance measurement in supply chain management
This module builds on the foundations of logistics and supply chain management to enable students to become expert professionals in the design, organization and coordination of supply chain processes and networks. This module provides students with advanced notions of the discipline and with a sound methodological approach and mind-set essential for approaching supply chain design from a process and network perspective, i.e. from building relationship with suppliers and customers and from a physical distribution point of view. Through the discussion of real-life case studies and solution of industrial problems, students will develop a critical and evaluative awareness of the challenges to optimal supply chain design. They will develop strong problem solving skills and strong capabilities to search and retrieve information to elaborate creative and innovative solutions. They will develop also the ability to evaluate and manage the impact of supply chain decisions on a number of variables beyond the traditional cost and service dilemma.
The approach to learning and teaching will be influenced by the developments in the management of the pandemic, and specifically it will be possible that a blended teaching approach (in presence plus remotely) will be adopted. Details will be provided in due course.
The assessment strategy of this course consists in a closed-book and closed-notes written exam, in which students will deal with both numerical exercises and open questions concerning the various topics presented in the lectures. The exam will follow the same "remote examination procedure" adopted in the April 2020 exam session, with the exam taken at home and submission of the work by each student through E-Corsi.
The assessment strategy will be influenced by the developments in the management of the pandemic, and specifically it will be possible that a blended assessment approach (in presence or remotely) will be adopted. Details will be provided in due course.
Additionally, an oral examination will be taken by those students scoring 27/30 or more in the written exam.
To their benefit and to the best interest of their classmates, students must observe the following professional principles and rules of behaviour:
- arrive on time and do not leave the session before its conclusion without receiving explicit approval from the teacher;
- turn off mobile phones and laptops;
- do not chat with classmates;
- do not leave and enter the classroom to avoid disruption to the delivery of the session;
- stick to the set deadlines for submitting the tasks assigned by the teacher. Late submissions will not be accepted.
- switch your webcam and microphone off
- use the "hand up" button to ask a question or use the on line chat on Teams