Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 098406 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Docente Sianesi Andrea
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Modulo Di Corso Strutturato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

This is Module 1 of an integrated SCM 10 ECTS Course


The course fits into the overall program curriculum pursuing some of the defined general learning goals. In particular, the course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:

  • Identify trends, technologies and key methodologies in the Supply Chain Management specific domain

  • Design solutions applying a scientific and engineering approach (Analysis, Learning, Reasoning, and Modeling capability deriving from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to face SCM problems and opportunities in a business and industrial environment

  • Interact in a professional, responsible, effective and constructive way in a working environment, also motivating group members

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

This is Module 1 of an integrated SCM 10 ECTS Course


Having completed this course the student is expected to show an ability to:

  1. identify trends: the students will be able to analyse the impact of ICT over Supply Chain decisions, at the same time the students will be able to understand which changes in terms of SC strategies has to be performed to react to a couninuosly changing competitive landscape
  2. design: the students will be able to design a SCM strategy according to the Corporate strategy priorities. The students will be able to design the global structure of the SC (performing make or buy decisions, localization decisions, capacity sizing decisions)
  3. interact: the students will be able to deal with professional of different disciplinary areas, highlighting the SCM issues and identifying the impacts of external decisions on the SC perfrormances

Argomenti trattati

This is Module 1 of an integrated SCM 10 ECTS Course



The supply chain management course is divided into two modules: ‘Purchasing and Supply Chain Management’ and ‘Global Supply Networks’. 

Supply chain management (SCM) is an increasingly important and popular function in private and public sector organizations in both manufacturing and service sectors. SCM has strong roots in the more established business functions of logistics and purchasing but is a more holistic concept that spans both internal functions and external business partners, taking in upstream suppliers and downstream distributors and customers. SCM includes the key processes of sourcing, manufacturing, delivering and returning. Therefore, sourcing – or purchasing & supply management (PSM) – is at the heart of SCM and is our main focus and point of departure in Module 1, where SCM strategis, reltaionships with NPD and Planning will be also addressed.

Module 2 shifts the focus from SCM to global supply networks and thereby changes the focus from the level of the firm, dyadic (two party buyer/ supplier) relationships and chains to an holistic focus on complex supply networks. The rationale for this change in focus is the increasing realization that supply chains are not simple linear structures but complex inter-organizational networks with a global span. This reality has been caused by extensive use of global (out-)sourcing strategies across industries and presents organizations with new complexities, risks and opportunities. Where in the past SCM professionals required mostly technical skills and competencies, there is now a need for a more strategic approach and new skill and knowledge sets. The Supply Chain Management course, therefore, focuses distinctly not only on technical and operational tools and techniques but also on the behavioural or soft skills and competencies that are required for the management of supply relationships, chain and networks.


  1. Understand the role of SCM in organizations and in their relationships with suppliers and customers
  2. Define overall SCM concepts
  3. Understand the relationships between new product development and SC Design
  4. Explore supply chain planning and control techniques
  5. Assess the use and relevance of information and communication technologies in SCM
  6. Explain the meaning and importance of SCM strategy
  7. Apply concepts and techniques of lean and agile supply chains
  8. Apply supply chain and network mapping techniques
  9. Design appropriate supply network types and configurations depending on different product and market situations


The same as for SCM 10 ECTS

Modalità di valutazione

Final assessment: grade will be the result of:

  1. individual exam (written and/or oral)
  2. group assignment

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriathe same as for SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 10 ECTS

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 75:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
schedaincarico v. 1.6.5 / 1.6.5
Area Servizi ICT