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By Emilio Bartezzaghi, Raffaella Cagliano, Federico Caniato, Stefano Ronchi

This publication is meant as a tribute to Gianluca Spina, the influential and encouraging Professor of industrial administration & association and provide Chain administration on the institution of administration of Politecnico di Milano, who very unfortunately kicked the bucket early in 2015. It brings jointly seven of his most crucial papers, released in well known overseas journals, and vitamins those papers with insightful commentaries from buddies and co-workers who spotlight key messages and values of tolerating validity. the chosen papers supply a transparent feel of Spina’s study trip through the years and canopy the most examine streams that exotic his paintings. they've got additionally been selected as a result of their excessive influence, as mirrored by way of the variety of citations bought, and to symbolize crucial examine collaborations that Spina had demonstrated inside Italy and in another country. An introductory bankruptcy relates his learn to significant advancements within the box of producing and provide Chain method and likewise outlines the extremely important contribution that Gianluca Spina made to administration Education.

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3 Final Remarks The application of research results was always a driving force and core value for Gianluca. He did not limit himself to investigating how to improve the Business School of the Politecnico di Milano: he guided the School, taking on the burdens of planning and implementing changes. He was not satisfied simply analysing the existing situation of Engineering and Management and making suggestions to improve it: instead, he served as member on the Board and as President of the Italian Management Engineering Association (AiIG—Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale).

International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 17(7), 689–696. Part I Manufacturing Strategy and Paradigms Chapter 2 The Impact of the Just-in-Time Approach on Production System Performance: A Survey of Italian Industry. A Review and Outlook Roberto Filippini and Cipriano Forza Abstract Just in Time (JIT), as a wide philosophy to manage and control production activities, has dominated the way industry is run in the last decades. In the original paper the authors performed an early study on this subject, recognizing the disruptive potential of this approach and proposing a solid framework for its analysis.

Mehra, S. (1990). The transferability of just-in-time concepts to American small business. Interfaces, 20(2), 30–37. Kim, G. , & Lee, S. M. (1989). Impact of computer technology on the implementation of Just-in-Time production systems. International Journal of Production and Operations Management, 9(8), 20–39. Moras, R. , Jalali, M. , & Dudek, R. A. (1991). A categorized survey of the JIT literature. Production Planning & Control, 2(4), 322–334. 2 The Impact of the Just-in-Time Approach … 39 Ramarapu, N.

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