By Emilio Bartezzaghi, Raffaella Cagliano, Federico Caniato, Stefano Ronchi
This e-book is meant as a tribute to Gianluca Spina, the influential and encouraging Professor of commercial administration & association and provide Chain administration on the university of administration of Politecnico di Milano, who very unfortunately passed on to the great beyond early in 2015. It brings jointly seven of his most crucial papers, released in popular overseas journals, and supplementations those papers with insightful commentaries from acquaintances and co-workers who spotlight key messages and values of putting up with validity. the chosen papers provide a transparent experience of Spina’s study trip through the years and canopy the most learn streams that amazing his paintings. they've got additionally been selected as a result of their excessive effect, as mirrored through the variety of citations acquired, and to symbolize an important learn collaborations that Spina had confirmed inside of Italy and in a foreign country. An introductory bankruptcy relates his study to significant advancements within the box of producing and provide Chain technique and in addition outlines the vitally important contribution that Gianluca Spina made to administration Education.
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We also assume that JIT techniques may directly influence some internal parameters that, taken together, describe the functioning characteristics of the production system. These parameters, which we call operating conditions, are, for example, time variables such as lead time and throughput time, physical measurements such as lot size, and relative parameters such as capacity utilisation and percentage of defects. Yet the actual benefits depend on improving performance of the production system.
Evolutionary patterns in e-business strategy. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 29(9), 921–945. , & Spina, G. (2014). Alternative uses of temporary work and new forms of work organization. Production Planning and Control, 25(9), 762–782. , & Spina, G. (2003). E-business strategy: How companies are shaping their supply chain through the Internet. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 23(10), 1142–1162. , & Spina, G. (2004). Lean, Agile and traditional supply: How they impact manufacturing performance?
3 The Legacy Undoubtedly, Gianluca was a leader and not just for his work and projects, but above all for the values that permeated through his work. Firstly, he had a marked feeling for the institution. Although this may seem obvious, it is certainly not the case, especially in a university environment, where often there is marked individualism, self-centredness, lack of cooperation and lack of accountability in building and developing the institution. Secondly, his was an approach always based on design and driven by initiative.