competence centres

Innovation and Lean Management

INNOVATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

Technology transfer to industry

The Innovation Management and Lean Management Centre develops and delivers innovation projects commissioned by companies in the area. Technology transfer typically takes place from the technical-academic area to the industrial field, establishing a synergic collaboration university-enterprise elsewhere inapplicable.

 

Some fields of application

COSTS REDUCTION

The efficiency done, not only told

Through the application of the Lean Management techniques, our experts perform optimization studies to measure possible improvements in capital productivity. The studies are then transformed into improvement projects launched together with the client, fully implementing the transfer of know-how to the customer companies.

 

COST CONTROL

Costs reasons and quantity

Development projects and transfer of specialized methodologies for budgeting, industrial accounting, customer/supplier accounting, contract accounting, product inventory, breakdown analysis.

 

ENGINEERING AND CONTROL PROCESSES (BPR - BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING)

The first step towards cost reduction and customer satisfaction is redesigning or designing one or more management processes according to the medium-long business strategy

 

INFORMATIVE SYSTEM

How to automate the designed efficiency

From the redesign of business processes the functional specifications of the new information system layout is created, the best available ICT solution for the specific business environment is identified and support is given to the implementation of the new system.

 

VERTICAL APPLICATIONS

where the standard software is not enough, custom it!

Starting from the automation objectives, the custom application project is implemented by IT specialists.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Business cases, sector surveys, simulations and mathematical modeling

 

The research activity of members of the Innovation and Lean Management Centre  covers all the key issues addressed in the strategic and operational configuration aspects, with particular reference to management methodologies and support systems.

Various tools and methodologies are used for research activities, such as:

• Field research through corporate case study or sectoral surveys

• Static and dynamic simulation, including specialized software

• Logical-mathematical modeling

 

Some examples of research projects

 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - THE LOGISTIC-PRODUCTION Process:

Customer-supplier relations in the supply chain: the domestic appliance sector

Managing Complexity in Business Processes: Techniques and Tools

Planning of production and distribution: application to the consumer sectors

Planning of materials and production

 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN SERVICES

Supply chain configuration choices in after-sales service for durable consumer goods

The measure of performance in the after-sales service of durable consumer goods

After-sales service management: comparative analysis of automotive, household appliances, consumer electronics and microinformatics

Spare logistics. Demand forecast and inventory management

Product and service costs. The approach of total cost ownership for the customer

Analysis of the organizational processes and performance of the artisanal companies of the technical assistance services

Technological evolution: teleservice and domotics. Future impacts on the thermotechnics and white home appliance

Service strategies and role of customer care: channels, configuration, organization, performance measurement

 

INFORMATIVE SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Investing in ICT and Competitive Business. Experiences in the textile and industrial sectors

Software selection and management of ICT projects in the company

Contractual and legal aspects in ICT projects