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INL1001829, 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
IN0531, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRODUCT LOGISTICS
Department of reference Department of Management and 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


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/17 Industrial and Mechanical Plant 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 PERSONA ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
BATTINI DARIA (Membro Effettivo)
10 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 PERSONA ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
BATTINI DARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The prerequisites are included in the requirements for the Master degree in Product Innovation Engineering access. In particular, it is very important to have attended a course of mechanical plants.
Target skills and knowledge: The course of Product Logistics provides specific objectives:
-gather knoledge on materials management and purchasing;
-gather knowledge on production planning and control;
-gather knowledge on the techniques for estimating assembly times
-gather knowledge about methodologies for design innovative assembly systems (multi and mixed models)
-gather knowledge about the basic design principles on technological innovation of products, processes and systems
-gather knowledge on the techniques for the integrated design of industrial plants.
Students will achieve the following skills:
-ability to innovate the technological and assembly cycle of products
-develop ability to design production facilities and assembly flexible and efficient
-develop ability to design product logistics
-develop ability to perform in a quick feasibility studies concerning production facilities and assembly systems
-develop ability to create innovative solutions of integrated logistics systems.
Examination methods: A written exam consisting of:
- a numerical exercise concerning a production/material handling system/assembly system design.
- two theoretical questions
Assessment criteria: It is evaluated:
-knowledge and understanding of the main methodologies for the design of logistics and industrial facilities
-the ability to solve industrial problems in relation to assembly systems and production management, logistics of parts and components
-the ability to design and make analysis, through the use of models and complex application cases, by critically evaluating the data obtained and elaborating conclusions
Course unit contents: The logistics of the product. Logistics activities across the entire supply chain in the manufacturing sector. The product order cycle in manufacturing environments: MTS (Make to Stock), ATO (Assembly to Order), MTO (Make to Order), ETO (Engineering-To-Order). Product production planning, scheduling and control. Procurement and logistics in inbound. Optimization of packaging. Supply network design criteria. Study of the materials flow inside the production plant. Study of the layout ​​of an industrial plant. Design criteria and positioning of the production areas (production lines and production departments). Criteria for the design and management of flexible assembly systems. Calculation of the safety stocks of pre-assembled modules available for an assembly system ATO. Design and dimensioning of material handling systems with automated guided vehicles, LGV and AGV. Criteria for the design and management of external logistics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course provides theoretical lessons followed by numerical examples guided by the teacher. Real cases discussion. The course includes seminars on real case studies by operations managers and a company visit to an industrial plant. Students are involved in team works in order to solve real cases.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study materials are:
-lecture notes
-suggested text book
-articles published in international journals provided by the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • PERSONA, PARESCHI, FERRARI, REGATTIERI, Logistica integrata e flessibile. Bologna: Esculapio Editore, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students

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