86502 - Operations & Supply Chain Design and Management

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Course contents

THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS
ANALYSIS
Introduction on Supply Chain management and
Operations
Production flow management: the whole process
of programming, executing and controlling the
production.
Aggregate planning: goals, time horizon, actors and
degree of detail. The Master Production Schedule
(MPS): philosophy, use and form.
THE MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT
ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Materials management: target and different
strategies
Material Requirement Planning (MRP): Philosophy,
Benefits, Application Limits, Inputs Required,
available Software. MRP closed loop systems.
Just in Time (JiT): philosophy, benefits, application
limits. Application requirements.
Replacement systems: Economic Order Quantity
(EOQ-ROP) models and Fixed Reorder Time. The
definition of the reordering level (ROP).
Safety Stock (SS): goal and numerical sizing
SCHEDULING OF PRODUCTION SYSTEM ALONG THE
SUPPLY CHAIN
Production scheduling: goals and definitions. The
different types of production systems. Parameters
for scheduling performance evaluation. Load rules
(EDD, SPT, LPT, MST, etc.).
Models and algorithms for scheduling single
machines, parallel machines (identical andgeneric), flow shop systems (2 machines and
machines) and job shop systems.



Readings/Bibliography

F. Robert Jacobs, Richard Chase
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Mc Graw-Hill

Teaching methods

The course is organized in frontal lectures in which
the basic elements of the various parts of the
program are presented. Many lessons are devoted
to the resolution of exercises and specific problems
follow theoretical presentations of each topic. That
underlines the applied nature of the discipline and
aims to learn the method, i.e. the ability to
translate in mathematical language a concrete
problem to determine its solution then applicable
in industrial realities.

Assessment methods

Achievements will be assessed by the means of a
final exam. This is based on an analytical
assessment of the "expected learning outcomes"
described above.
In order to properly assess such achievement the
examination is composed of a written exam
divided in 2 different sections: one based on
numerical applications and the other based on
theoretical questions. The duration is 3 hours.
To obtain a passing grade, students are required to
at least demonstrate a knowledge of the key
concepts of the subject, some ability for critical
application, and a comprehensible use of technical
language on Operations and Supply Chain
management.
Higher grades will be awarded to students who
demonstrate an organic understanding of the
subject, a high ability for critical application, in
particular to connect and merge the different parts
of the course.
A failing grade will be awarded if the student
shows knowledge gaps in key-concepts of the
subject, inappropriate use of language, and/or
logic failures in the analysis of the subject.

Office hours

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