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Course unit
IN02120412, 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
IN0518, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 DARIA BATTINI ING-IND/17

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/17 Industrial and Mechanical Plant 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 A.A. 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BATTINI DARIA (Presidente)
10 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BATTINI DARIA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: The course is the theoretical completion of Mechanical Plants and Industrial Plants courses.
Target skills and knowledge: The main objective is to provide knowledge and quantitative methods to design and manage integrated logistics systems for the manufacturing and the service sectors. The student will learn how to design a logistic system (handling, warehousing and transportation) with the purpose to maximize the efficiency of the whole supply chain.
Examination methods: Written final exam subdivided in three parts: the first will be a numerical exercise and the others two theoretical questions.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will consider the level of knowledge and competence gathered by the students on logistic systems design by a numerical and theoretical point of view. The theoretical part weights equally to the numerical part.
Course unit contents: Introduction and basic notions.
Definition of Logistics, Supply Chain.
Inbound and Outbound Logistics, Forward and Reverse Logistics. Sustainability in Logistics. Industry 4.0 in Logistics.
The binomial product-packaging system. Packaging systems, Load Unit and its logistic-oriented design.
Material handling systems: classification and examples.
Methods to design flexible and automatic handling systems for in-house logistics: AGV and LGV systems in particular.
Material management: safety stocks and lot sizing approaches.
In house logistics: part feeding with supermarket, kanban and ergonomics Stock Keeping Units.
Manual and automated warehousing systems. Design and optimization procedures in warehousing. Class based storage, random and dedicated storage.
Industrial cases and project works in team.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons followed by numerical exercises guided by the teacher. Three work projects will be assigned and developed by students in teams during the course. Virtual visits to logistic systems by Discrete Events Simulation SW environments. Seminars and/or company visits will be organized during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teacher will provide the necessary material in italian and english by Moodle. The book is recommended.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ferrari, Regattieri, Pareschi, Persona, Logistica Integrata e Flessibile. Bologna: Progetto leonardo, Esculapio Editore, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Climate Action