Supply Chain (2016/2017)

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Name of lecturers
Barbara Gaudenzi, Gianluigi Lucietto
Barbara Gaudenzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - 1° anno (2B) dal Mar 23, 2017 al May 6, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide the main knowledge about logistics and supply chain management in emergency and humanitarian situations. The course will describe the processes, activities, actions and challenges that should be coordinated in order to manage effectively and efficiently an emergency supply chain. In doing this, he types and sources of emergencies will be analyzed, and the kind of public and private organizations involved will be defined.

The couse will also provide students with practical methodologies and techniques that can be adopted in order to assess and mitigate risks and vulnerabilities related to emergency supply chain.


supply chain management: activities, processes and managerial approaches
- ‘lean’ e ‘agile’ supply chain management with regard to emergency and humanitarian aid
- The forms of cooperations with third logistics parties and how to implement outsourcing strategies
- Risk and security management in emergency: international standard, best practices and practical cases
- Operational, strategic and financial supply chain risk management
- Crisis management, disaster recovery and business continuity management
- Analysis of the trade-off between costs and services in emergency logistics
- How to create and measure a dashboard of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for emergency supply chain
- Global, international and regional logistics: challenges and risks from an emergency perspective.

Lessons: theoretical lessons, working groups, business cases.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Martin Christopher and Peter Tatham Humanitarian Logistics Meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters Kogan Page 2011 978 0 7494 6246 8
Martin Christopher Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Edizione 5) Financial Times/Pearson Education; 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is a written exam composed by 4 open questions.