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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

20348 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


CLMG - M - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
RAFFAELE SECCHI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: RAFFAELE SECCHI


Course Objectives
This course introduces the students to the concept of supply chain management and provides an understanding of strategies, methods and techniques supporting the development of collaborative practices between supply chain members.
The course conveys the fundamental concepts that any manager should own, combining theoretical concepts with a practical view (through case discussions, examples from real life experiences and simulations) and explaining why supply chain management is important for organizations and their managers.
On completion of the course, the students have acquired an understanding of
  • The objectives and motivations for the management of supply chains.
  • The dynamics of a supply chains' processes.
  • The best practices related to the management of supply chain operations.
  • The management of suppliers and customers.
  • The way to improve opportunities for the management of supply chains.
During the course, several cases are discussed and a business game is played to illustrate some of the important concepts in supply chain management.

Course Content Summary
  • Understanding the supply chain and the supply chain management.
  • Supply Chain Performance: Achieving the Strategic Fit.
  • Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics. Service and stock performance.
  • Matching Supply with Demand: push vs pull approach, forecasting and long term planning and capacity management.
  • The new approaches to supplier relationships.
  • The role of collaboration: the Beer Game simulation.
  • The collaborative practices between suppliers and manufacturers: Collaborative Planning, Supplier Managed Inventory (SMI).
  • The collaborative practices between manufacturers and wholesalers/retailers: Continuous Replenishment Program (CRP), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) e Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, Replenishment (CPFR).

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
  • Written exam (weight 60%).
  • One group assignment to be done in the second part of the course (weight 30%).
  • GSCM group simulation (weight 10%).
For non attending students
  • Written exam.

Textbooks

Required class materials

  • Texts and cases edited by the teachers.

Recommended reading

  • S. CHOPRA, P. MEINDL, Supply Chain Management. Strategy, Planning and Operation, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006.
Last change 22/05/2017 09:02