N91309 Supply Chain Design

Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale
Syllabus
Academic Year 2016/17 Second Semester

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Docente TitolareFabrizio Dallari
E-mailfdallari@liuc.it
Office"Torre" (main tower), 5th floor
Phone0331 572268

Learning Objectives

Students completing the course will have learned and seen at first hand the basic concepts of business processes that affect the world of the "supply chain operations" , in particular as regards the aspects of Supply Chain Planning, Inventory Management & Allocation and Sales Forecasting & Demand Planning.

Learning targets

Students completing the course will have learned and seen at first hand the basic concepts of business processes that affect the world of the "supply chain operations" , in particular as regards the aspects of Supply Chain Planning , Inventory Management & Allocation and Sales Forecasting & Demand Planning.

Course Content

For an adequate management of a supply chain and distribution network, both internal and external to a company at a number of players / partners that contribute to the same value chain, we need to leverage three key points:

• Supply Chain Responsiveness, namely the ability to react and adapt to changes with respect to a plan defined in terms of volume, product mix and response times.

• Forecast Planning & Accuracy: improve the predictive capability to interpret the demand in order to minimize the cost of the supply chain in chasing the market demand. Topics: forecast algorithms for continuous series, for sporadic and new items (Poisson, Croston's models, analogy forecasting, pattern matching method). Sales Cleaning algorithms.

• Inventory Management & Allocation: stocks are used as the buffer to compensate for forecasting errors and production rigidity. Topics: DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) method, stock allocation methods, safety stock allocation across a supply chain network.

These three pillars, which are the characteristics of the productive system (supply) and product / market (demand), are the basis of a correct strategy of Supply Chain Management. As a result, the course of the Supply Chain Design has been structured to trace these three areas of intervention, through a structured teaching methodology includes lectures, supported by in-depth readings and case studies and exercises in a computer room held from business related to real cases database.

Course Delivery

60% of the lessons will be held in front mode (ex cathedra lessons)

40% in the interactive mode (tutorials , testimonials, business games)

Course Evaluation

The evaluation of the training course will focus on a written exam, at the end of the course, in which students will deal with both applications and questions of a quantitative nature, both open questions concerning the various topics presented in the lectures.


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