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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP7081318, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2423, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track MANAGEMENT [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANDREA FURLAN SECS-P/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/08 Corporate Finance 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione AA 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 FURLAN ANDREA (Presidente)
ALVISI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
DE MARCHI VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course aims at providing students with the conceptual and operational tools to develop systematic thoughts about production planning and control both in manufacturing and service firms. Specifically, topics include: process analysis, capacity planning and control, inventory management, production planning and control (MPS and MRP), lean production and just in time.
Examination methods: The written exam will have multiple-choice questions, exercises and open questions. Questions will be on all aspects of the course: main topics, in-class exercises (exercises and discussions, video, value stream mapping), case studies and guests’ presentations.

Only attendees can do teamwork. Attendees are expected to form groups of 5/7 persons. Each group has to prepare a case write-up responding to the questions of each case study. The case write-up has to be delivered via email to the professor before the beginning of the class in which the case is to be discussed. There will be 3 case studies. Teamwork can be assessed on a range from 1 to 3 points. These points will be summated to the score of the final exam.
Course unit contents: 1.Recalls (operations objectives, processes, layouts)
2.The nature of planning and control
3.Capacity planning and control
4.Inventory planning and control
5.Enterprise resource planning (MRP and ERP)
6.Lean operations and JIT
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: During the course several teaching methods will be used. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, in-class exercises and simulations. All attendees are required to actively participate during classes and to keep on track studying the materials presented in class and the book chapters.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Slack N., Brandon-Jones A., Johnston R. (SBJ),, Operations Management (seventh Edition),. --: Prentice-Hall, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Womack J.P., Jones, D.T., Lean Thinking.. --: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Responsible Consumption and Production