COMPLEMENTARY OF INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will acquire in-depth knowledge of some specific topics of "Industrial logistics" and "supply chain management", such as, for example, the concepts of reverse logistics and green logistics. It is therefore expected that the student will become expert of logistics and supply chain management issues. The student will also have basic knowledge regarding the role of communication as a key element of corporate relations.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The knowledge acquired by the student may be used in order to design the processes of supply chain and logistics system in the light of considerations of reverse logistics, green logistics and city logistics.
The student will be able to quantitatively assess some specific aspects of the supply chain and logistics processes, such as, for example, the environmental impact (carbon footprint) of logistics activities, or the opportunity of adopting reverse logistics strategies.
The student will acquire specific vocabulary related to the topics covered during the course, such as, for example, reverse logistics, city logistics or freight village facilities. It is expected that students will be able to exhibit, whether verbally or in writing, the main concepts covered during the course class.
Students who have attended the course will acquire a complete background on logistics and supply chain management issues, and will therefore be able to deepen their knowledge in these areas, through the autonomous consultation of specialized textbooks and articles published in scientific journals or dissemination, even outside the topics closely covered in class.
The course can be attended with profit only after having attended the classes of Industrial Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Course contents summary
The course deepens some of the topics dealt with in the course of "Industrial logistics" and "Supply chain management" (e.g., reverse logistics), and proposes some complementary topics (such as city logistics issues or the role of communication as a key element of corporate relationships). Students will also discuss some case studies related to the issues covered during the course.
1. reverse logistics: Definition of reverse logistics; From reverse logistics to "Closed-loop supply chain”; the integration of the "reverse chain; "errors" in reverse logistics.
2. Green logistics: Active, passive and reactive companyies;
the external costs of transport; the "carbon footprint"; internalisation of external costs of road transport: European Directives; the principle of subsidiarity
. 3. City logistics: Definition of city logistics; Italian experience in city logistics; European experiences in city logistics. 4. The evolution of the regulatory framework of freight platforms: the concept of territorial logistics platform; recent laws on freight transport and their reflections on the logistics infrastructure in Italy. 5. Communication: communication axioms; communication levels; concordant and discordant posts; Epoché: the suspension of judgment.
The course topics are addressed mainly through lectures. During the course, students will discuss case studies related to some specific topics.
Assessment methods and criteria
The examination will be held in oral form. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of the topics covered and connecton with the case studies proposed.