Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2014/15
Advanced automotive logistics
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/17 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
The course has two main objectives.
•Provide key elements for traffic and transport using mathematical models. Main topics are: Traffic flow theory, Traffic and transport Models, Discreet Choice Model and Demand Forecast Models.
•Provide a framework of current and evolutionary scenarios on Supply Chain Management, logistics and transport in Automotive industry by analyzing the main organizational and managerial issues and providing guidance about the best practice solutions adopted by world's leading companies.
Expected learning outcomes
Main topics related to traffic and transport engineering are: Traffic flow theory, Traffic and transport Models, both for passenger and goods, Discreet Choice Model and Demand Forecast Models.
Main topics on Supply Chain Management address logistics and transport in Automotive industry by analyzing the main organizational and managerial issues and providing guidance about the best practice solutions adopted by world's leading companies.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Knowledge on Mathematics is essential for the course. Knowledge about automotive domain is desirable.
•Topic 1: Methods for Transport and Traffic analysis in Logistics
o Introduction on Logistics
o Traffic flow theory
• Micro and Macro characteristics of traffic flow
• Performance indicator to assess quality of traffic
• Fundamental Diagram (different point of view)
• Level of services
• Non stationary condition
• Traffic data collection
• Microscopic approach (Driver behavior and Car following law)
o Transport Models
• Demand Model
• Supply Models
• Assignment Models
o Logistic Models
• Freight transport Model
• Specific models for supporting logistic operation:
 Shipment size
 Facility location models
 TSP (travelling Salesman Problem)
 VRP (Vehicle Routing Problem)
o Discreet Choice Models
o Demand forecast Models
• Time series Analysis
• Forecast accuracy
• Forecast methods (extrapolative, causal)
•Topic 2: Supply Chain
o Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management (SCM)
• Evolution of the concept of applied logistics
• The goals of Supply Chain Management
o Flexibility / responsiveness
o Lead time reduction
o Stock reduction
o Cost reduction
• The two main flows to be managed:
o Informational and decisional flow: planning and execution
o Physical flow: transport of goods from suppliers to production and from production to customers: distribution policies and transport management
• Supply Chain organization, processes, management tools
o Supply Chain process interaction.
• Interaction amongst Order Management, Production Management and Product offer:
o ETO: Engineering to Order
o BTO: Build to Order
o PTO: Procure to Order
o ATO: Assemble to Order
o MTS: Make to Stock
• Interaction between product and logistics
o What is Total Supply Cost
o How to design product and process to minimize Total Supply Cost
o Late Stage Customization
o How to design and manage Bill of Material to minimize Total Supply Cost.
• Interaction amongst Order Management, Service Level, Inventory and Lead Time
• Planning and Scheduling
o Sales & Operational Planning
o Demand Planning
o Bullwhip effect
o Production Planning (MPS)
o Material Planning & Procurement (MRP)
o Order Planning and Fulfillment
o Material flow and transport optimization from suppliers to plants
o Finished product distribution
o Standards in Automotive Logistics
• Why do we need standards
• EDI Standards
• Containerization standards
• Labelling/Bar code/RFID
Delivery modes
Best practice testimonies
IVECO: Supply chain P&S and Visit to IVECO P&S Warehouse
CNH: Supply chain and Outbound Logistics

All contents are organized in 20 lessons of 3 hours
• 12 lessons are devoted to topic 1
• 4 lessons are devoted to topic 2
• 3 testimonies
• 1 visit
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
6.1.Suggested for topic 1
-E. Cascetta (1998), Teoria e metodi dell’ingegneria dei sistemi di trasporto, UTET.
-M. de Luca (2000), Manuale di pianificazione dei trasporti, FrancoAngeli.
-David A. Hensher,Kenneth John Button (1992) Handbook of Transport Modelling
-Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics (2001) Traffic Flow Theory A State-of-the-Art.
-Sven Maerivoet and Bart De Moor (2006) Traffic Flow Theory
-Yosef Sheffi. (1984) Urban transportation networks: Equilibrium analysis with mathematical programming methods.
-R Thomas. (1991). Traffic Assignment Techniques. Avebury Technical publication, England,
6.2.Suggested for Topic 2
-Stadtler, H., C. Kilger. 2004. Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning:
-Concepts, Models, Software and Case Studies (3rd Edition). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
-Simchi-Levi, D., P. Kaminsky, E. Simchi-Levi. 2007. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Test Studies (3rd Edition). McGraw-Hill, New York.
-de Kok, A.G., S.C. Graves (Editors). 2003. Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and Operation. Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
-Stock, J.R., D.M. Lambert. 2001. Strategic Logistics Management (4th Edition). McGraw-Hill, New York.
-Coyle, J.J., E.J. Bardi, C.J. 2002. Langley: The Management of Business Logistics (7th Edition). South-Western College Publications, Mason.
-Bowersox, D.J., D.J. Closs, M.B. Cooper. 2002. Supply Chain Logistical Management. McGraw-Hill, New York.
-Ballou, R.H. 2003. Business Logistics: Supply Chain Management (5th Edition). Prentice Hall, New York.
-Silver, E.A., D.F. Pyke, R. Peterson. 1998. Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling (3rd Edition). Wiley, New York.
Assessment and grading criteria
Assessment and grading is done with an oral exam based on no less than 4 questions for each main topic. For topic 1, one of the 5 questions may be a short problem to be solved in written form) .
Students must demonstrate to be sufficient in both topics to pass the exam. Topics are considered to have the same weight.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2014/15

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