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PROCUREMENT SOURCING AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES

Program

Updated A.Y. 2015-2016

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PROCUREMENT, SOURCING AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES

                                            2015-16

Prof. Dr.  Andrea APPOLLONI PhD– andrea.appolloni@uniroma2.it
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, Francesco Testa, Adriano Di Domenicantonio, Simone Ferretti, Niloo Argi, Sara Belisari and Yan Jiang


PRE-REQUISITES FOR THE COURSE:

The exam of “General Management”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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 studie