N91315 Supply Chain Management

Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale
Academic Year 2019/20 First Semester

Docente TitolareDamiano Milanato
Office"Torre" (main tower), 1st floor

Learning Objectives

After attending this training course, the students will learn and will be capable to manage processes, workflows & methologies, quantitative models & algorithms, best practices related to Supply Chain Planning area, focusing on modeling the macroprocesses of Demand Planning (Sales Forecasting, Sales Planning, Sales Budgeting), Inventory Planning (stock planning & control), Replenishment Planning (methods for reordering items across the Supply Chain Network).

Learning targets

Expected results: to be capable to build a Demand Plan, an Inventory Plan, a Replenishment Plan at different nodes (warehouses, plants, points of sales) of the Supply Chain Network.

Course Content

The course is designed to expose the students to the principles of supply chain management, focusing on Planning activities. The following topics will be covered in detail:

- Key Performance Indicators for managing and controlling Supply Chain performances and costs

- Demand Planning & Forecasting: processes, workflows, typologies of demand plans, organization and collaborative planning (S&OP process). Forecasting models: exponential smoothing, Holt-Winters, series decomposition, models for sporadic / slow-moving items, models for New Item Planning.

- Inventory Planning: KPI for planning & controlling inventory levels; costs related to stock management. Inventory

- Replenishment Planning: models and algorithms for distributing items across the Supply Chain (fixed lot, fixed interval, min-max, Poisson's model). DRP method (Distribution Requirements Planning).

- Logistics Network Design: models for transportation and logistics systems design and analysis. Cost analysis, scenarios' evaluation methods

- Supply chain coordination and collaboration with customers and suppliers: VMI & CPFR methodologies

- Logistics and Supply Chain 4.0: trends and scenarios

Course Delivery

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

40% of the lessons will be in the interactive mode (business games and exercises to be solved during the lessons)

Course Evaluation

Written test related to all the topics. Questions are a mix of theory and numerical exercises on Sales Forecasting, Inventory & Replenishment Planning


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