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OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CODE 63737
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8698 ECONOMIA DELLE AZIENDE MARITTIME, LOGISTICA E TRASP.(L-18) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/08
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Maritime, Logistics and Transport Economics and Business 8698 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 41125
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course analyses the operations management, with specific reference to operations strategy, planning, and control.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course analyses the operations management, with specific reference to operations strategy, planning, and control.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course main object consists in the analysis of operations management, under the points of view of strategic and operational decisions.

    At the and of the course,students should be able to recognize and/ or use the main strategic analysis tools, with a special attention to operations management, and to solve basic case studies.

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge of the principles of Business management.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Traditional lectures.

    Foreign students are free to attend the course (in Italian).

    Foreign students are free to study on Italian or English textbooks. In the latter case, they are invited to contact the professor before the exam.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Part I: Production management

    • Capacity planning
    • Vertical integration
    • Productive processes
    • The production network
    • The plant layout
    • Plant flexibility
    • Production programming and control

    Parte II: Logistics

    • Defining logistics
    • Defining Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management
    • Inbound logistics
    • Outbound logistics
    • Reverse logistics
    • Physical and information flows
    • Logistics outsourcing
    • Logistics providers

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Slack N., Chambers S., Johnston R., Betts A., Danese P., Romano P., Vinelli A., 2 Ed. (2013), Gestione delle operations e dei processi, Pearson Education (Chapters 1-4, 7-11).

    The students wishing to prepare the exam in English, can refer to the following textbook: Barnes D. (2008), Operations Management. An International Perspective, Thomson (Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ROBERTA SCARSI (President)

    LARA PENCO

    GIORGIA PROFUMO

    RICCARDO SPINELLI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    2° Semester

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral assessment according to the exams calendar.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    An oral assessment consisting of several questions in the entire program will be administered.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    09/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    03/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Foreign students are free to study on Italian or English textbooks.