Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (479) MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE
052321 - STRATEGIC PLANNING IN REAL PRACTICE
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (483) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA MECCANICA
052447 - STRATEGIC PLANNING IN REAL PRACTICE
052321 - STRATEGIC PLANNING IN REAL PRACTICE
Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Finmeccanica, is an Italian global high-tech company and one of the key player in aerospace, defence and security sectors. From 2014, the beginning of the mandate of the CEO Mauro Moretti, the company started a restructuring process that led to a re-launch of the brand after years of unsatisfying performances. The intervention lines can be summarized into three main points: focus on core businesses, disposal of non-core activities and shift form a holding to a “one company”. As part of the restructuring process, Finmeccanica finally changed its name to Leonardo S.p.A. on 1 January 2017.
The objective of the course is to understand the key aspects of the turnaround thanks to the witness of who led the change. Ing. Moretti will share his experience within the company, discuss the reasons behind the actions put in place and the resistance encountered. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the stakeholders and to the macro-economic and geo-political scenario that strongly influence the decisions in the target sector.
An important part of the course is dedicated to laboratories in which students - organised in groups - will develop the topics and carry out challenges proposed during lessons. To foster interaction and sharing, findings from group works will be discussed in classroom.
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:
Understand context, functions, processes in a business and industrial environment and the impact of those factors on business performance
Identify trends, technologies and key methodologies in a specific domain (specialization streams)
Design solutions applying a scientific and engineering approach (Analysis, Learning, Reasoning, and Modeling capability deriving from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to face problems and opportunities in a business and industrial environment
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Understand the complexity of managing a multi-national fir, the key aspects of an industrial plan and of its implementation.
Understand the characteristics of the aeronautics, defence and security sector.
Understand how to design and implement solutions to face problems in a business and industrial environment
The focus of the course is the analysis of the real case of Finmeccanica’s turnaround of the latest years. Ing. Moretti, former CEO of the firm, will share his experience and propose topics and challenges that will be developed by students in groups. The results of each group session will be discussed in class with the advocacy of Ing. Moretti and Ing. Robbiani in order to foster interaction.
The course is based on three main topic:
Analysis of an industrial corporation.
The result of Finmeccanica-Leonardo before and after the turnaround by analysing the financial performances, the competitive advantage and the macro-economic and geo-political scenario.
The business portfolio and the individuation of the core businesses
Planning action & business sectors.
Understand in detail what are the actions implemented by Ing. Moretti to revitalize the company, synthetized in pursuit efficiency in the core businesses, disposal of non-strategic businesses and creation of “one company”.
Focus on two important businesses of Finmeccanica-Leonardo: the helicopters and the space sector. Discuss how those sector will evolve in the future mentioning the so called “space economy”
Managing the change.
Complexity of the implementation of an industrial plan.
Understand how a real change is possible only by motivating the human capital, key resource of a firm.
Discuss how the international stakeholder and the geo-political scenario influence the aeronautics, defence and security sector.
For the practical assignment to be fulfilled during the course the students are required to work in groups. The size of the groups and the way students will team up will be defined during the course.
The evaluation will to be based mainly on the outputs presented during the classes after the team works. Moreover, a final group assignment is going to be required.
The final evaluation will be mainly based on the development of the final project and on the contribution given by each group to the discussion. After each laboratory, the groups will be asked to share their work with the class.