Alessandro Pazzaglia

Alessandro Pazzaglia

Alessandro Pazzaglia
  • B.A., Business Economivs,  Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • M.B.E., Business Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Biographical Information

Alessandro Pazzaglia earned his M.B.E. and  B.A. degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, with a thesis on Family and Firm: The Buitoni case in Historical Perspective. He holds an associate degree in applied science in Accounting Business, from the Istituto Tecnico Commerciale in Cortona (Ar), Italy.

Course Descriptions

Operations Management (OPER 340)
This course mainly concerns the contemporary organization of the Production function. Starting with a description of the relationships among the three most important functions within a company (Finance-Operations-Marketing) it focuses on the different types of strategies that must be formulated and implemented in contemporary firms. These strategies are related to the whole company and to the departments which affect the Productive system (Productivity, Design Process, Reengineering Process, Process plan, Human Resources, etc.). It also considers the new ways of doing business through E-commerce activities and its views on the perspective of the Producer and Consumer as well. A strong consideration is given to Total Quality Management which is the new system which companies should apply to be able to achieve a high level of quality, along the whole supply chain, according to the demand of the market especially now-a-days in a globalized world in which Competition among businesses is getting stronger and which changes the International Business pattern.

Course Objective
The course focuses on enabling students to understand the Operations function in its different sections and the techniques used to make decisions related to the Productive System within a company. This course, in fact, should give to students an idea on how operations managers make decisions using different methods and statistical instruments for the different fields.