Full Professor in Management at the Universities of Macerata and of Rome Tor Vergata. Responsible for research activities in the fields of international supply chains (mainly related to district logistics), information systems (mainly related to ERP systems) and entrepreneurship and small businesses management. Director of master program in “Relationships with Eastern Countries” with two specializations (Eastern Europe and Far East) and Co-Director of master program in “Innovation in the Public Sector”. Member of the European Board of the Supply Chain Council.
The lecture aims to distinguish between an effective global sourcing strategy and a mere thrive towards reducing acquisition costs, highlighting the need of both an operational and a strategic balance. The global sourcing decisions have to balance the cost advantages with elements of risk, timeliness, innovation and market access. Both the European and the Asian perspective are being taken into account.
Towards a balanced global sourcing