Intensive Educational Program in Advanced Logistics

Transatlantic Educational Program 

A Great Opportunity to experiment in the new millenium Transatlantic Experiences in Enterprises and Universities working on Projects in World-Wide Distributed Teams focusing on the Advances in Modelling & Simulation for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

IEPAL Overview

IEPAL is a flexible educational program for engineering students interested in current and emerging advances in research and technology as applied to Logistics and Supply Chain Management. There is a growing demand for individuals who have theoretical fundamentals and practical expertise in new strategic technologies for logistics. In particular, an increasing number of enterprises are in need of people who can successfully integrate Modelling & Simulation, Networking, E-Commerce in their supply chain management and logistics for enabling technologies that guarantee overall competitiveness. These rapid changes make it necessary to integrate fundamentals provided during engineering studies with fundamentals of these new techniques. In addition, there is a need to augment the study of logistic operations with practical exercises, industrial case studies and direct experience with real companies involved in globalization, providing students and faculty with a broader base of contacts and opportunities to initiate international working relationships. IEPAL will directly support these lofty ambitions. The aspirations of IEPAL are to integrate regular existing courses with specific intensive seminars that expose the student to real world challenges. Initially, the start-up phase of IEPAL will be based on seminars devoted both to undergraduates and graduate students as an addition to regular course work. After the first three-year experience the IEPAL goal is to review and integrate regular programs and be a reference for creating new courses that can become part of and strengthen the regular curriculum. The first year of the project is devoted to exchanges of faculty in order to prepare the detailed didactic materials, structures and procedures. In the second and third year student programs will become operative and the courses will begin using both remote teaching, company experiences and student mobility.

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    Courses & Exercises

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Advances in Material Handling
  • Shipping Systems
  • J20 - Concurrent Engineering
  • Methods for Identification of Handling Objects
  • Introduction to Automated Warehousing Systems
  • Introduction to Decision Table Techniques
  • Material Flow Problems
  • Modelling & Simulation Theory and Methodologies in Logistics
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Web Based Performance Models for Harbours
  • Ostrich - Exercise for Logistics
  • WILD - Web Integrated Logistics Designer I & II
  • CHARME - Chaotic Inventory Management
  • Lean Simulation
    For further Information:

    US Project Leader: 
    Prof. Robert Signorile
    Boston College (BC)
    Computer Science Department
    Fulton Hall 460C, Chestnut Hill - Boston
    MA 02467 USA
    Telephone: +1 (617) 552-3936 
    Fax: +1 (617) 552-2097 

    EC Project Leader: 
    Prof. Roberto Mosca
    University of Genoa
    Via Opera Pia 15
    16145 Genova, Italy
    Telephone: +39 010 353 28 83
    Fax: +39 010 317 750

    IEPAL - USA 5046 - Grant Agreement N.2000-0706/001-001 CPT-CPTUSA Founded by:
     European Community, EC/US Cooperation, DGEAC
    FIPSE, US Department of Education

    Project Timeframe: 1st Nov 2000-31st Oct 2003

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