Management Consultant Opta Adjunct Faculty
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Electronic engineer, since 1994 he’s been providing consulting services on the themes of Production Management, Supply Chain Management and Project Management working both on optimisation projects and company turnaround. He’s adjunct professor of Strategy and Management of the Value System at the Engineering School of the University of Bologna.


CORE COURSE – The module features an integrated vision of the models developed for the Manufacturing & Quality Management, by intertwining the phases of the management process of production – from the identification of the crucial performances that the operating system shall ensure, to the efforts to improve the various activities – with the management models that it is preferable to apply to the specific production conditions. The main Key Performance Indicators will be illustrated as well, which allow monitoring the performances of the system and leading its improvement.
• The performance aspects: efficiency, service, quality.
• The main reference models: Lean Manufacturing, World Class Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management
• The production planning: from Sales and Operations Planning to Scheduling
• The production organization: models of physical organization in the factory (departments, lines, islands), MES systems
• The continuous improvement: Change Management in the production management, Kaizen approach.

Supply Chain and Operations
  • Projects and types of projects: distinctive features
  • Stages and criticalities of project life-cycles
  •  The design/decision stages and planning and organizing stages
  • The project plan
  •  Project organizational structures
  • The key roles in project structures
  • The project manager: role and skill profile
  • Creation and management of the project team 
  • Managing the relationship with the internal and external customer
  • The multi-project management
  • Structuring and managing the project portfolio
Project Management
  • The consolidated project performance features: timing, costs, technical results
  • Structuring activities (WBS)
  • Planning and control techniques, CPM, PERT
  • Optimizing available resources: resource leveling, fast tracking, crashing, management of the trade offs
  • The economic control of the project
  • The risk analysis cycle
Project Management