PROCUREMENT SOURCING AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES
Updated A.Y. 2019-2020
The course aims to provide a conceptual understanding of what supply chains are as well as the key issues that need to be considered when designing, planning, or operating a supply chain. The course has a specific focus on the Procurement activities and on the impact of digital technologies on supply chains.The theoretical elements provided will be framed in a practice-oriented view with the support of SCOR, one of the mostly widely adopted supply chain model. SCOR is an acronym for Supply Chain Operations Reference Model, which was developed to assist businesses in understanding, structuring, and evaluating the performance of supply chains.
Updated A.Y. 2017-2018
PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES
Dr. Andrea APPOLLONI – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: to be arranged by email
Office location: Dep. of Management and Law - Business Scholl - Building B – Room 60 – First Floor
TEACHING STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COURSE:
Bernardo Nicoletti, Niloo Argi and Sara Belisari
PRE-REQUISITES FOR THE COURSE:
The exam of “General Management”
Apics SCOR Course by Dr Sergio Vacca in the second semestre a.a. 2017-18
The course aims to provide a conceptual understanding of what a purchasing and supply chain is and the various issues that need to be considered when designing, planning, or operating a supply chain, with a specific focus on Procurement/Purchasing. In particular, the course will on a range of vital topics in the Purchasing area including: The Role of Purchasing in the Value Chain, the Purchasing Management Process, Social Responsibility, Sustainable and Green Procurement, Innovation and Quality Management, Collaborative Suppliers relationship, Lean in Procurement, E-procurement in the Private and Public Sector, etc.
More specifically, the objectives of the course are:
- to develop an understanding of key drivers of Purchasing and their inter-relationships with strategy and other functions of the company (e.g., marketing, manufacturing and accounting); - to understand what information should be exchanged in a supply chain/Purchasing and how Information technologies can support it; - to identify improvement opportunities that exist within Purchasing in different industries and to quantify the improvements that various supply chain strategies offer; - to deepen the opportunities in the area of procurement (including some emerging themes such as green procurement and corporate social responsibility) - to attend and comment several testimonials from national and international organizations (case studies from public and private companies) including:
Consip SpA ( http://www.eng.consip.it/on-line/en/Home.html ) IBM ( www.ibm.com ) I Faber “Member of Unicredit Group” www.i-faber.com ) Bravo Solution “Member of Italcementi Group” (www.bravosolution.com/cms/us ) IVALUA (www.ivalua.com) PWC (www.pwc.com) Ariba Member of SAP (www.ariba.com )
Students participating in this course will gain an understanding of the role of purchasing and supply Management in a company. Emphasis will be on purchasing as a boundary spanning function, and the students will learn to handle the challenges related to organising and operating a competitive supplier base and utilising network effects for efficiency and development.
Classes with case studies, testimonials and simulations.
The required references are:
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Cengage Learning, 6th Edition (2014)
Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice (with CourseMate and eBook Access Card)
Arjan J. van Weele, Eindhoven University of Technology
418pp - (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12).
ISBN-13: 9781408088463 / ISBN-10: 1408088460
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2014
The students attending regularly the course are required to prepare on only Chapters
1,2,3,9,10,11 and 12 from the book while they will be preparing all the other topics by using on the slides and notes.
The students attending regularly the course are required to prepare on only Chapters 1,2,3,9,10,11 and 12 from the book while they will be preparing all the other topics by using on the slides and notes.
As additional required course readings:
• Arjan Van Weele and Erik van Raaij (2014), “The Future of Purchasing and Supply Management Research: About Relevance and Rigor,” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 50 No. 1
• António Aguiar Costa Amílcar Arantes and Luís Valadares Tavares (2013) “Evidence of the impacts of public e-procurement: The Portuguese experience”, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, Vol. 19 pp. 238–246
• Walker, H. L. and Brammer, S. 2012. The relationship between sustainable procurement and e-procurement in the public sector. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 140(1), pp. 256-268
• Kraljic P. – Purchasing must become supply management, HBR Sept.-Oct. 1983
• Lee H.L – The Triple-A supply chain, HBR October 2004
• Appolloni A. (2012). Audit Collaboration in the Telecom Industry on Asian Supplier,. in various authors (eds), Supply Chain Management: Perspectives, Issues And Cases. McGraw-Hill, Milan. ISBN:978-88-386-7323-8
• Rizzi F., Frey M., Testa F. and Appolloni A. (2014). Environmental value chain in green SME networks: the threat of the Abilene paradox. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 85, pp. 265-275. Elsevier, USA. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.001
• Appolloni A., Sun H. Fu J. and Li X. (2014). Green Procurement in the Private Sector: A State of the Art Review between 1996 and 2013. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 85, pp. Elsevier, USA. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.08.106 Special Volume: Making Progress Towards More Sustainable Societies through Lean and Green Initiatives
• Appolloni A., Risso M. and Tao Z. (2013) Collaborative approach for sustainable auditing of global supply chains. Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management (symphonya.unimib.it), No. 2, pp. 19-31. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4468/2013.2.02appolloni.risso.zhang
• Appolloni A., D' Amato A. and Cheng W. (2012). Is Public Procurement Going Green? Experiences and Open Issues. In Piga G. e Treumer S. (eds). The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement. The Economics of Legal Relationships. Routledge
• Frank A.G. den Butter and Kees A. Linse (2008) Rethinking Procurement in the Era of Globalization, MIT Sloan Management Review
The students can receive and discuss more articles during the course
The course will be built on academic classes based on textbook, slides, articles, plus case studies and materials presented by testimonials (public and private companies involved in the course)
OTHER LEARNING SOURCES
• Websites of Procurement It solution providers (namely Bravo Solution, I Faber, IVALUA, Ariba, etc.)
Important: Because of the concentrated nature of the MScBA programme, attendance in class is very important, in particular during the testimonials from the companies (PWC, IBM, Consip, I Faber, Bravo Solution and others). Indeed, a significant part of the learning from the course is derived from the testimonials and their experience.
The exam is made up of a written test (any oral exam). The written test will last 1 hour and 45 minutes and it is made of 5 open questions on the different parts of the course. The maximum mark that can be obtained at the written test is 30 (out of 30) and Laude
In addition, all students, and in particular those who cannot regularly attend the course, have the possibility to prepare and develop a written research activity, namely a case study or an essay (by group or individually): this activity will allow the students to improve the mark of their written exam by up to 2 points. Please, define the research topic before start whit Prof. Andrea Appolloni.