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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
03EMYDI, 03EMYEG, 03EMYKX
Distribution logistics
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Logistics And Production Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Business Organization Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical And Production Engineering - Torino/Shanghai
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Brandimarte Paolo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO MAT/09 69 18 27 0 9
Zotteri Giulio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PS ING-IND/35 104 0 0 0 19
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/35 10 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria gestionale
Objectives of the course
Getting the student acquainted with typical issues in distribution logistics, at the strategic level (e.g., designing the distribution network), at the tactical level (e.g., planning inventories), and at the operational level (e.g., vehicle routing). The course is quantitative, hence perfect knowledge of modeling and solution methods from Statistics and Operations Research is a strict requisite.
From a practical point of view, the course is integrated by two optional parts based on the development of decision support tool in VBA/Excel and on the discussion of business cases.
Prerequisites
Statistics, Operations Research, Production Planning and Control
Syllabus
Supply chain management.
Distribution network design.
Forecasting models and dmethods.
Inventory management, with and without demand uncertainty.
Multiechelon inventory systems.
Vehicle routing
Laboratories and/or exercises
Classroom discussion of business cases .
Bibliography
' P.Brandimarte, G. Zotteri. Logistica di distribuzione. CLUT, 2004.
' In alternativa: P.Brandimarte, G. Zotteri. Introduction to distribution logistics. Wiley, 2007.
' C.S. Albright. VBA for Modelers: Developing Decision Support Systems Using Microsoft Excel. Thomson, 2006 (solo programma B).
' Selezione di business case (solo programma A).

Revisions / Exam
Written exam for the basic theoretical/practical concepts.
Laboratory exam for the VBA/Excel optional part.
Oral exam for the business case optional part.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2006/07
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